Graduate, Joplin Business College, 1941. Student, LaSalle Extension University, 1948.
Accountant, Max Myers, Certified Public Accountant, Webb City, from 1948; now president, Myers, Baker, Rife and Denham, Certified Public Accountants, Professional Corporation, Webb City. Board directors Citizens Bank Missouri. Member Industrial Development Authority of Jasper County, since 1977.
Past president Webb City Board Education. Past city councilman City of Webb City, mayor, 1966-1969. Chairman Centennial/Bicentennial Committee of Webb City, 1976.
Board directors Freeman Hospital, since 1989. Trustee, deacon, elder 1st Presbyterian Church Webb City. Member Webb City Local Development Company Captain field artillery United States Army, 1942-1946, European Theatre of Operations.
Member American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (benevolent fund committee 1985-1986, taxation division, member council 1985-1988), Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants (past president Southwest chapter, past chairman taxation committee, member publications and legislation committee), Webb City Chamber of Commerce (chairman industry and economic development committee 1989).
Married Norma Saunders, June 19, 1948. Children: Bret, Bruce, Brad, Kurt.