Bachelor, George Washington University, 1961. Master of Arts, Harvard University, 1963. Doctor of Philosophy, Harvard University, 1964.
Student, Dartmouth College, 1958.
Economist United States Department Agriculture, Washington, 1962-1964, Athens, Greece, 1964-1966. Assistant professor Vanderbilt University, Nashville, 1966-1968. Director economic research Benjamin Franklin Goodrich Company, Akron, Ohio, 1968-1971.
Principal Lawrence H. Shaw Economic Analysis, Greenville, South Carolina, 1971-1978. Director analysis Cotton Inc., Raleigh, North Carolina, 1978-1985. Vice president Intelligent Decisions, Inc., 1985-1986.
Executive director International Cotton Advisory Committee, Washington, since 1987.
Married Sue Olinger, September 15, 1962. Children: Ada, Byron, Amanda, Jane, Emily, Melissa.