Bachelor of Science, University Memphis, 1955. Graduate Southeastern Institute Organizational Management, University North Carolina, 1958. Graduate Academy Organization and Management, University North Carolina, 1961.
Graduate Industrial Development Institute, University Oklahoma, 1964.
Director, Camden (Tennessee) H.S. Band, 1955; manager, Jesup (Georgia) Chamber of Commerce, 1956-1959; manager, Morristown (Tennessee) Chamber of Commerce, 1959-1965; executive director, Middle Tennessee Industrial Development Association, Nashville, 1965-1966; public, editor, Citizen Tribune, Morristown, since 1966; president, Chief Executive Officer, Lakeway Publications, Inc., Morristown, since 1966. Director Suntrust Bank, Morristown and Knoxville. President Tennessee Press Svc., Knoxville, Tennessee, 1981-1986.
Vice chair Governor's Economic Study Committee, Nashville, 1971-1972. Chairman Tennessee Industrial and Agricultural Development Commission, Nashville, 1970-1971. Chairman finance committee Tennessee Industrial and Agricultural Development Committee, Nashville, 1974-1975.
Chairman Governor's Citizen's Committee on Compensation, Nashville, 1973. Member Governor's Travel and Tourist Council, Nashville, 1963-1966. Member Tennessee Board Regents, Nashville, since 1991, chairman finance committee, 1995-1996, vice chairman 1996-1999.
Newspaper representative National Information Infrastructure Advisory Council, Washington, 1994-1996. Chairman Private Industry Council District II, 1983-1984. Member Hamblen County Juvenile Court Advisory Board, Morristown, Tennessee, 1985-1986.
Chairman Area Wide Development Corporation, Knoxville, 1994-1995. 1st lieutenant United States National Guard, 1955-1966. Member National Newspaper Association (chairman 1995-1996, director since 1996), National Newspaper Association Foundation, Tennessee Press Association (president 1986-1987, President award 1980), Tennessee Chamber of Commerce Executive Association (president 1963), Kiwanis International (life, president 1974-1975, lieutenant governor 1975-1976, George F. Hixon award), Tennessee Association Associated Press (president 1980), East Tennessee Industrial Council (president 1971-1975), Knoxville Area Newspaper Network (vice president 1994-1995), Newspaper Association American (board directors).
Married Nancy Lee Allen, November 25, 1955. Children: Jeffrey Daniel, Robert Michael.