Bachelor of Science in Commerce, State University Iowa, 1949. Postgraduate, Harvard University, 1972.
General agent, National Life of Vermont, Davenport, Iowa., 1949-1961; owner, manager, Station KSGT Radio, Jackson, Wyoming, 1966-1975; owner, manager, Station KAPR Radio, Douglas, Arizona, 1973-1978; bank trust executive, Valley National Bank of Arizona, Tuscon and Phoenix, 1979-1989; retired, Valley National Bank of Arizona, Tuscon and Phoenix, 1989.
State representative Iowa House of Representatives, Des Moines, 1960-1964. Lieutenant United States Army Air Force, 1943-1945. Member American Society CLUs, American Society Appraisers (certified), Masons, Shriners.
Married Helen Virginia Shepherd, January 20, 1946. Children: Suzanne Knowles Curtis, Deborah Blair, Paul W. Junior.