Student, Westminster College, Missouri, 1939-1940; Bachelor of Business Administration, University of Minnesota, 1943.
Manager feed division, vice president, Hubbard Milling Company, Mankato, Minnesota, 1946-1958; president, Hubbard Milling Company, Mankato, Minnesota, 1958-1970; Chairman of the Board, chief Executive officer, Hubbard Milling Company, Mankato, Minnesota, 1970-1988.
Trustee Gustavus Adolphus College. Member Northwest Feed Manufacturers Association (past president), American Feed Industry Association (director, chairman board 1970), Millers National Federation (past director), Mankato Chamber of Commerce (past director). Club: Mankato Golf (past director).
Lodges: Kiwanis; Elks.
Married Elizabeth McElhenny, December 20, 1941. Children: Ogden William, Kay Confer Lamb, Richard Palmer, Carol Confer Greenwald.