Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Oregon State University, Corvallis, 1949.
Electrical engineer Mountain States power Company, California Oregon Power Company, Pacific Power and Light Company, 1948-1966. Manager Ramic Corporation, 1966-1969. Consultant electrical engineer Marquess and Associates, Medford, Oregon, 1969-1985, secretary, board directors.
President, owner Medford Better Housing Association, since 1985. Partner Johnston Manor. Manager Horton Properties LLC.
Board directors People's Bank of Commerce. Developer various apartment complexes and retirement communities, since 1969. Graduate instructor Dale Carnegie course, 1955, 56.
Board directors Medford History Commission Active Medford Planning Commission, Architectural Review Commission, Housing Authority. Board governors State of Oregon Citizens Utility. President United Fund, 1963-1964.
With United States Navy, 1945-1946. Member Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, National Society of Professional Engineers, Professional Engineers of Oregon, Southern Oregon Rental Owners Association (president), Rogue Valley Geneol. Society (president), Medford Chamber of Commerce (director), Rogue Valley Yacht Club (commodore 1974-1975, director, local fleet captain, champion), Rogue Valley Knife and Fork (past president), San Juan 21 Fleet Association (western vice commodore, Top Ten San Juan Sailor West Coast 1980), Jackson Toastmasters (founder 1957), Medford Rotary, Kiwanis (life, president Crater Golden 1990-1991).
Married Margaret Ann Cowles, November 26, 1946 (deceased 1964). Children: Craig, Lawrence Stanley, Steven J. Married Julia Ann Butler Wirkkula, August 15, 1965.
Stepchildren: Charles Wirkkula Horton, Jerry Higginbotham Horton.