Bachelor, California State University, Fresno, 1953. Master of Arts, California State University, Fresno, 1972. Doctor of Humane Letters, University Beverly Hills, California, 1978.
Doctor of Laws, Bernadean University, 1987.
Administrator, County of Fresno, 1961-1971; assistant director, United States Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, 1971-1972; director, United States Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, 1972-1973; ambassador, unites states department State, Republic of Honduras, 1973-1976; ambassador, unites states department State, Republic of Colombia, 1976-1977; chief Executive officer, K-D Investments, Fresno, 1977-1978; president, Woodside (California) Industries, 1979-1983; vice president, Pan-American Bank, Los Angeles, 1978-1979; public, New York City Tribune, since 1983. Board directors Valley Federal Savings, Van Nuys, California.
Member board trustees California State Colleges and Universities, 1969-1971. Board governors California Community Colleges, 1968-1969. Trustee Clovis (California) Unified School District, 1965-1969, National Hispanic University, Oakland, California, since 1990.
Colonel United States Army Reserve, 1947-1989. Member California Management Associates of United States of America (president Fresno chapter since 1990), American Leadership Conferences (chairman New York chapter since 1990), Association for Unity of Latin-Americans, Coalition Spanish Speaking Health Service Organizations (vice chair since 1988), Optimists (life), Junior Chamber of Commerce (life), Sigma Chi (life).
Married July 18, 1951. Children: Mark, Cynthia, Rand, Phillip John, Kristina.