Bachelor of Science in Business Education, Shippensburg State University, Pennsylvania, 1950. Master of Elementary Education, Shippensburg State University, Pennsylvania, 1965.
Entrepreneur in trucking and newspaper business, Dickinson, 1950-1959. Teacher Carlisle (Pennsylvania) School District, 1959-1978. Freelance writer Shippensburg, from 1978.
Charter member, 1st secretary Penn Township Fine Company, 1953-1954. Treasurer Penn Township Horse Show, 1954-1956. Auditor Penn Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, 1963-1968, 1974-1985.
Member National Retired Teachers Association, Pennsylvania Retired Teachers Association, Cumberland County Retired Teachers Association, Cumberland County History Society, Shippensburg History Society.
Married Linda Mae Baty, August 28, 1948. 1 child, Evelyn Jean Smith Giray.