Bachelor of Arts, Ohio State University, 1946; Juris Doctor, Ohio State University, 1949.
Clerk, United States Geological Survey, Columbus, 1948-1949; reference and teaching assistant, College Law, Ohio State University, 1949-1951; assistant city attorney, City of Columbus, 1951, 53-57; city attorney, City of Columbus, 1957-1963; presiding judge municipal court, City of Columbus, 1964-1966; partner, Bricker & Eckler, 1966-1988; chairman of the executive committee, Bricker & Eckler, 1982-1987; judge, Ohio Court Claims, since 1988.
Commissioner, Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority, 1968-1974. Chairman Franklin County Republican Committee, 1974-1978. Served with Army of the United States, 1942-1946, 51-53.
Member American Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, Ohio Bar Association (council of deals 1970-1975), Columbus Bar Association (president 1973-1974, Service medal 1993), American Judicature Society, President' Club Ohio State University, American Legion, Delta Theta Phi, Chi Phi.
Married Helen M. Sharpe, February 17, 1945. Children: Susan Sharpe Snyder, Terry Donnell, Ann Dunham Samuelson.