Graduate, California Flyers School Aeronautics.
Flight engineer, American Airlines, Inc., Dallas, Fort Worth, 1951-1990; retired, American Airlines, Inc., Dallas, Fort Worth, 1990. Check airman American Airlines, Chicago, 1968-1970.
Served with United States Navy, 1945-1947. Member National Rifle Association, California Rifle and Pistol Association, World Fast Draw Association (chairman 1984-1989, editor-public newsletter 1984-1989, Top Gun award 1988), Mid-Western Fash Draw Association (chairman 1964-1968, editor, public newsletter 1964-1967, Mid-American champion 1967, Chicago conference champion 1968, Tombstone Helldorado national champion 1969, Kansas State champion 1990), Old Frontier Thumbers Conference, Ohio Fast Draw Association, Arizona Fast Draw Association, Kansas Fast Draw Association, Cochise Gunfighter's, Single Action Shooting Society, Restless Guns Fast Draw Club, Bordertown Fast Draw Club.
Married Bea Hernandez. Children: Pamela Sue Lachman, Patricia Ann Quaranto, Peggy Lynn Shafer, Richard John.