University of Oregon (Bachelor of Science, 1935. Juris Doctor, cum laude, 1937). Northwestern University (Master of Laws, 1939).
Phi Delta Phi; Phi Beta Kappa. Editor, Oregon Law Review, 1986-1989. President, University of Oregon Alumni Association, 1955-1956.
Practiced, Albany, Oregon, from 1938. Of counsel Weatherford, Thompson, Quick & Ashenfelter, Professional Corporation, from 1972. Director Citizens Valley Bank, 1956—1986, Key Bank Oregon, 1986—1989.
Secretary Oregon Metallurgical Corporation, 1955—1997, director, 1987—1994. Lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1946.
Member Oregon House of Representatives, 1941—1942, Oregon Senate, 1947—1950. Legal advisor to governor Oregon, 1957—1958. Member of American Bar Association, Albany Area Chamber of Commerce, Linn County Bar Association (past president), Oregon Bar Association, Elks, Springhill Country Club, Phi Beta Kappa, Masons.
Married Barbara B. Webb, October 15, 1939 (divorced 1957). Married Jessie Mila Jackson, September 24, 1958 (deceased 1983). Children: Kathleen Persons, Richard, Marion Wells.
Married Bonnie Aufranc, August 9, 1987.