Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, U. Missouri, 1939; postgraduate, U. Missouri, 1946-1947.
Farm manager, family farm properties, Fortuna, 1939-1941; manager federal surplus property disposal, Federal Land Bank, St. Louis, 1945-1946; dean's assistant, instructor, College Agricultural U. Missouri, Columbia, 1946-1947; editor Polled Hereford World, American Polled Hereford Association, Memphis, 1947-1949; field representative, United States Chamber of Commerce, Memphis area, 1949-1950; life insurance agt, Home Life Insurance, Massachusetts Mutual Life, Memphis area, 1950-1958; life insurance agent, finance planner, Williams and McDaniel Brokerage Firm, Memphis area, 1958-1971; president, general manager, Preston W. McDaniel and Company Inc., Memphis, since 1971. Adjunct faculty Memphis State University, 1968-1982, College Finance Planning, 1984, 91. Founding director Consumer Credit Counseling Svc., Memphis, 1972-1978.
When peaceful alternatives have failed, the force of arms may regretfully be preferable to unchecked aggression, tyranny and genocide.
Trustee Collins Chapel Hospital, Memphis, 1974-1975. Republican precinct chairman, Memphis, 1974. Delegate annual district conference, past president Memphis Metropolitan Interfaith Association Commander United States Navy, 1941-1945, PTO, Reserve retired.
Member Certified Finance Planners (certified, board ethics, international board 1986-1988), Memphis Agricultural Club (life), Republican United States Chamber of Commerce.
Married Gloria Ouida Dubus, December 27, 1944. Children: Preston Woods Junior, Elizabeth Gayle.