Bachelor of Science, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, 1933. Postgraduate, Westminster Choir College, 1938.
Partner George E. Shrum & Son Masonry Contractors, 1933—1942. Production engineer Newport News Shipbldg. & Drydock Company, 1942—1945.
Executive vice president, general manager treasurer & director Nielsen Construction Company, Harrisonburg, Virginia, 1945—1961, president, 1961—1973, chairman board & Chief Executive Officer, 1974—1975. Director Rockingham National Bank, chairman board, 1981—1984. Director & executive vice president Alexandria Prestressed Concrete Company Inc., 1961.
Executive vice president & general manager Shen Valley Inc., 1964—1967, director. Secretary-treasurer & general manager Valley Developers Inc., 1964—1970, director. Chairman Rockingham Area Board Dominion Bank Shenandoah Valley, from 1984.
Chairman Capitol Stock Committee, vice chairman, building committee. Member Rockingham Development Corporation. Member, steering committee & publicity chairman Bridgewater College Crusade for Excellence.
Member, committee nominations Presbytery of Lexington. President Sunnyside Presbyterian Home, 1967—1971, from 1972. Member National Right of Work Committee, Washington.
Member, state advisory council vocational education Commonwealth of Virginia, 1971—1974. Trustee & assistant treasurer Sunnyside Presbyterian Home, 1952, board directors & finance chairman. Board directors Virginia Foundation Architectural Education Inc.
Trustee & vice president Massanetta Springs Bible Conference, 1953—1958. Member Harrisonburg Downtown Development Committee, 1975—1980, Industrial Development Authority Rockingham County, Virginia, from 1979. Chairman Westminster Fellowship Campus Christian Life Committee, 1959—1965.
Chairman, coordinating committee Homes for Aging Synod of Virginia, 1968—1970. Trustee Presbyterian Nursing Homes Inc. Advisory council member School Business James Madison University, Harrisonburg, 1978—1981.
Board directors Valley Outreach for Christ, from 1984. President Sonshine Ministries Inc., from 1985. Member, advisory board Virginia Power, 1990.
Member of Virginia Association Non-Profit Homes for Aging (trustee 1982), Associate General Contractors (vice president, director, Virginia, member, national committee emergency planning, president, Virginia branch 1969-1970, national membership committee 1968-1980, national manpower committee 1969-1980), Shenandoah Valley Inc., Virginia Chamber of Commerce, Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce, National Labor-Management Foundation, National Small Business Men's Association, Engineers Society, Rotarian (president 1967-1968, director, Harrisonburg), Mason, Vocational Industrial Clubs America (life).
Married Evelyn L. Vaughan, June 14, 1941. Children: Edgar Vaughan, Marilyn Annual.