Bachelor of Science, Ohio State University, 1948. Juris Doctor, Ohio State University, 1952.
Attorney examiner Ohio Bureau Workmen's Compensation, 1959-1960. Assistant city attorney Columbus, Ohio, 1960-1961. Chief counsel to attorney general Ohio, 1965-1966.
Judge Franklin County Municipal Court, 1966-1969. Justice Ohio Supreme Court, 1969-1971. Judge The United States of America Court Military Appeals, 1971-1974, chief judge, 1974.
Judge The United States of America District Court Ohio, Columbus, 1974-1985. Partner Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue, 1985-1992. Vice president, general counsel The Ohio State University, since 1993.
Member President's Commission White House Fellows, 1970-1974.
Fellow American College Trial Lawyers. Member American Federal Bar Association, Ohio Bar Association, Columbus Bar Association.
Married Shirley A. Thomas. Children– Linn, Robert, Harriet Theresa.