Bachelor in Jounalism, University Georgia, 1959.
Press secretary to Senator Richard Russell United States Senate, Washington, 1966-1971. Deputy director public information United States Department Justice, 1971-1972. Deputy special assistant to President for legislation affairs The White House, 1973-1975, consultant public affairs, 1975-1981, deputy assistant to President for legislation affairs, 1981-1982.
Assistant secretary for congressional relations United States Department State, 1982-1983. Vice president legislation affairs Lockheed Corporation, 1983-1985, Ginn, Edington, Moore and Wade, Washington, 1985-1990. President Advanced Systems Limited International, 1990-1993.
Senior principal, managing director Capitoline, Master of Science&L, 1993-1998. Chief of staff to Senator Fred Thompson United States Senate, 1998-2001. Assistant secretary for legislation affairs United States Department Defense, 2001—2005.
Managing director, federal government relations McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP, since 2005.
Director press Committee to Re-elect the President, Washington, 1972. Consultant President Ford Committee, 1976, Reagan-Bush Committee, 1980. Served to captain, infantry United States Army, 1959-1962.
Member Belle Haven Country Club, Metropolitan Club.
Married Pamla Hill Prochnow, September 29, 2001. Children: Frances Moore Preston, Powell Allen Junior.