Bachelor, University Oklahoma, 1951. Master of Arts, University Oklahoma, 1954.
Columnist, McGraw Hill Public Company, Washington, 1954-1967; editor, National Association Electric Companies, Washington, 1967-1980; director government committee, Edison Electric Institute, Washington, 1980-1994; retired, 1994.
President Oklahoma University Alumni Club, Washington, 1957-1958. President men of church Presbyterian Meeting House, Alexandria, Virginia, 1962-1963, clerk of session, 1980-1982. Elder 1st Presbyterian Church, Glenwood Springs.
Precinct captain Republican Party, Fairfax County, Virginia, 1968-1969. Cubmaster, pack chairman, scout committee Boy Scouts, Alexandria, 1970-1973, 78-82. 1st lieutenant United States Army, 1951-1953.
Member Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Singing in American (president Garfield Colorado chapter 1998, Barbershopper of Year 1996), Colorado Archeological Society (Roaring Fork chapter), Glenwood Springs Lions Club (vice president), National Press Club, Sigma Delta Chi (president Oklahoma University chapter 1953-1954).
Married Elizabeth Temple Henry (deceased 2001), October 26, 1957. Children: Elizabeth Temple Whitson, Norman Henry, Robert Beachy (deceased 2005).