Bachelor of Science, North Carolina State University, 1956. M.F., Yale University, 1962. Master of Science, Yale University, 1965.
Doctor of Philosophy, Yale University, 1967. Juris Doctor, North Carolina Central University, 1984.
Forester, West Virginia Pulp & Paper Company, 1956-1959;
Forester, Tilghman Lumber Company, 1959-1961;
assistant in instruction and research, Yale University, New Haven, 1962-1965;
associate professor biology, Radford (Virginia) College, 1965-1967;
professor, chairman biology department, Radford (Virginia) College, 1967-1968;
dean division natural science, Radford (Virginia) College, 1968-1971;
vice president for academic affairs, Radford (Virginia) College, 1971-1973;
professor of law, dean of college, St. Mary's College, Raleigh, North Carolina, 1973-1985;
attorney, Patton, Boggs & Blow, Raleigh, North Carolina, 1985-1989;
private practice, since 1989;
mediator, North Carolina General Court of Justice. Ecological consultant. Arbitrator American Arbitration Association, Better Business Bureau.
Lecturer commercial law Tomsk (Russia) State University. General counsel The Wetlands Group, since 1998. President Atlantic Dispute Resolution Associations, since 1998.
Member American Society Plant Physiologists, Ecological Society of America, American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, North Carolina Academy Trial Lawyers, North Carolina Bar Association, Sigma Xi, Phi Kappa Phi, Xi Sigma Pi. Lodges: Masons; Shriners.
Married Patricia L. Shaw, September 29, 1984. Children: Patricia Ann, Susan Ballantine, Nancy Crockett.