Bachelor of Arts, Stanford University, 1929; Bachelor of Laws, Harvard University, 1932.
Associate, Heller, Ehrman, White & McAuliffe, San Francisco, 1932-1933, 34-39; partner, Heller, Ehrman, White & McAuliffe, San Francisco, 1939-1941, 46-79; of counsel, Heller, Ehrman, White & McAuliffe, San Francisco, 1980-1988. Managing partner Fresno-Kern Associations. Past director Wells Fargo Bank (National Association), Sara Lee Corporation, SMV Minerals, Inc.
President San Francisco Community Chest, 1952. President Rosenberg Foundation, 1954-1957. Trustee Stanford University, 1958-1978, president of the board, 1964-1967.
Served from Lieutenant (junior grade) to commander of The United States Navy Reserve, 1941-1945. Member American Bar Association, San Francisco Bar Association Beta Kappa.
Married Charlotte M. Johnson, March 2, 1939 (deceased 1987). Children: Richard J., David J.