Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering, University Oklahoma, 1954.
Engineer Humble Oil & Refining, Baytown, Texas, 1954—1959. Professional engineer Daughters of the Revolution McCord & Associates, Dallas, 1959—1963, G.L. Yates & Associates, Wichita, Kansas, 1965—1969. Vice president Energy Reserve Group, 1969—1978.
Operations manager Beren Corporation, 1978—1979. President Midco Drilling, Inc., 1979—1986. Vice president, petroleum engineer Bank IV, 1986.
Member of American Institute of Mining, American Association Petroleum Geologists, Society Petroleum Engineers, Wichita Ski Club (treasurer 1975-1976), Crestview Country Club.
Married Betty Nell Culver, December 12, 1954 (divorced 1971). Children: Paul David, Sandra Lee, Mary Sue. Married Berna Dene Vance, August 31, 1973.
1 child Lori Lynn Lessenden.