Student, Marietta College, 1933. Bachelor of Arts Michigan, 1936. Juris Doctor, Harvard University, 1939.
Associate Simon & Wynn, 1939-1942. Partner Simon, Wynn, Sanders & Jones, 1945-1951. Managing partner McDonald, Sanders, Ginsburg, Newkirk, Gibson & Webb, 1951-1990, of counsel, 1990, McDonald Sanders, from 1991.
President United Fund and Community Services, Fort Worth, 1962, Tarrant County Community Council, 1966-1967, Traveller's Aid Society, Fort Worth, 1953-1954. Vice chairman city solicitations commission, 1963-1967. Past trustee American Jewish Congress.
Past vice president National Community Relations Advisory Council. Member United States national commission United Nations Educational, 1959-1964, executive committee, 1963-1964, steering committee, 1964, chairman public information committee, 1962-1964. Past vice president, treasurer Children's Museum Fort Worth.
Member National Budget and Consultation Committee, since 1966. Member executive committee Community Trust Fund of Tarrant County. Trustee Retina Research Foundation.
Board directors Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, trustee Community Trust of Fort Worth. Served to Second lieutenant United States Army Air Force, 1942-1945. Member Harvard Law School Association (life member, president Texas 1955-1956, national vice president 1956-1957, director 1978), Association Life Insurance Council, Texas Association Bank Attorneys, National Association College and University Attorneys, Newcomen Society North America, Confrerie des Chevaliers du Tastevin (commandeur North Texas chapter), Pi Lambda Phi.
Clubs: Shady Oaks Country.
Married Martine Heilbron, February 23, 1949. Children: Harold Heilbron, Robert L.