Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, University Kentucky, 1951. Master of Science in Civil Engineering, University Kentucky, 1956.
Field engineer, Portland Cement Association, Louisville, 1956-1962; county engineer, director public works, Jefferson County, Kentucky, 1962-1969; vice president, Miller/Wihry/Lee, Inc., Louisville, 1969-1978; Chairman of the Board, Miller/Wihry/Lee, Inc., Louisville, 1978-1981; president, Lee Engineering Company, Louisville, 1981-1983. Member of advisory board McGraw-Hill Regulatory Impact Svc. Member Jefferson County Planning Commission, 1962-1969, Kentucky Board Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors, 1982-1986.
Chairman Jefferson County Republican Party, 1984-1986. With United States Air Force, 1951-1953. Fellow American Society of Civil Engineers, American Consultant Engineers Council.
Member National Society of Professional Engineers (vice president 1975-1977, president 1979-1980, chairman legislation and governmental affairs 1978), Kentucky Society Professional Engineers (president 1970, Distinguished Service award 1978), Institute Transportation Engineers, Louisville Area Chamber of Commerce, American Institute Planners, Louisville Lions Club (president 1971-1972, deputy dist governor 1973-1974), Junior Chamber of Commerce (vice president Kentucky chapter 1960-1961, director international 1961-1962), Masons, Shriners.
Married Frances Gibson Farmer, December 29, 1951. Children: David Samuel, Cynthia Lee Burgress, Karen Jeanne.