Bachelor of Arts, Illinois Wesleyan University, 1965. Certified Naval Justice School, Camp Pendleton, California, 1968. Juris Doctor, California Western School Law, 1972.
Plant manager, Duke Manufacturing Company, Sedalia, Missouri, 1968-1972; deputy director, Missouri Department Agriculture, Jefferson City, 1972-1974; plant manager, Ithaca Gun Company, Cameron, Missouri, 1974-1977; executive vice president, Chisum Industries, Inc., Tulsa, 1977-1979; general manager Materials Handling division, Hoover Universal, Inc., Memphis, 1979-1983; president, The HON Company, Muscatine, Iowa., 1983-1986; also board directors, The HON Company, Muscatine, Iowa. president, HON Industries, 1986-1988; president, Masco Home Furnishings, High Point, North Carolina, 1988-1995. Consultant Draft Systems, Inc., Los Angeles, 1983-1986, Sonoco, Inc., Los Angeles, 1985. Board directors Booth, Inc.
Served to captain United States Marine Corps, 1965-1969. Member American Bar Association (corporation, banking and business law section, construction law forum committee), Fertilizer Institute, American Manufacturers Association.
Children from previous marriage: Ronald Junior, Valori Lee, Jennifer Lee, Matthew Lee. Married LindaMarie Bunn, February 18, 1989. 1 child, Meridyth Marie.