Bachelor of Science, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 1949.
Fire protection engineer Factory Mutual Insurance Companies, Providence, 1949-1954, manager Factory Mutual Rating Bureau, 1954-1961. Executive assistant State Farm Fire & Casualty Company, Bloomington, Illinois, 1961, vice president, since 1961, secretary, since 1975, chief administrative officer, 1975, also board directors. Board directors State Farm General Insurance Company, Bloomington, State Farm Lloyd's of Texas, Bloomington.
Served to 1st lieutenant United States Army Air Force, 1942-1945, European Theatre of Operations. Member Casualty Actuarial Society (associate), American Academy Actuaries, Seismological Society of America, American Meteorological Society Clubs: Bloomington Country. Belleair (Florida) Country.
Married Rita Gagnier, October 22, 1945. Children: Denise Buffinton Adamson, Nancy Buffinton Kurth, Joan Buffinton Sellberg.