Bachelor of Arts, Ohio Wesleyan University, 1941; Master of Business Administration, Harvard University, 1943; Bachelor of Laws, University Michigan, 1948.
With firm, Doyle, Lewis & Warner, Toledo, 1948-1955; partner, Carpenter & Paffenbarger, Norwalk, 1955-1985; partner, Carpenter, Freeman & Laycock, Norwalk, 1985-1989; of counsel, Thornton, Thornton & Harwood, Norwalk, 1990-1996; retired,, 1996. Director Citizens National Bank, Norwalk.
Some people think that involvement in political life is something Christians should avoid. But God is present everywhere, including political institutions.
Trustee Norwalk City Hospital Association, 1959-1975, president, 1966-1968. Served to lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1943-1946. Member American Bar Association, Ohio Bar Association, Phi Beta Kappa.
Married Barbara Jane Chambers, August 28, 1948 (deceased March 1982). Children: Susan A. Carpenter Laycock, Deborah L. Carpenter Gieseker, Helen C. Carpenter Stacy.