Certified, Chouinard The Art Institute of Chicago, Los Angeles, 1948; Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), University Alabama, Tuscaloosa, 1993.
Freelancee graphic designer,, Los Angeles, 1947; 0prof. graphic design art Department, University Alabama, 1948-1987; freelance artist,, Tuscaloosa, since 1987.
Sergeant United States Army Air Force, 1941-1946, European Theatre of Operations. Member Water Color Society Alabama (honorary life), Tuscaloosa Advertising Federation (honorary life), Texas Watercolor Society.
Married Hazel Waterman, July 31, 1946. Children: Carol Ann Brough Henley, Richard B. Junior, Gregory Robert.