Bachelor of Science, University Georgia, 1949.
Forester, Coastal Lumber Company, Lake City, South Carolina., 1949-1952; assistant sales manager, Commonwealth Lumber Corporation, Murphy, North Carolina, 1952-1953; salesman, General Practice Corporation, Augusta, Georgia, 1953-1954; sales manager, Coastal Sales Company, Weldon, 1954-1959; vice chairman, director, Coastal Lumber Company, Weldon, North Carolina, since 1960; vice chairman, director, Coastal Lumber Company of Virginia, since 1980.
Treasurer North Carolina Private School Association, 1973-1977. Delegate Republican National Convention, 1964, 68. Finance chairman Halifax County Helms for Senate, 1978-1984.
2d district chairman Reagan/Bush, 1984. Served with Army of the United States, 1946-1948. Member National Forest Products Association (Board of Governors 1989-1992), Hardwood Manufacturers Association (president 1994), National Wilderness Institute (board directors since 1994), Society American Foresters, Sons of the American Revolution, Holland Society, Wintergreen Club, Chockoyotte Club, Capital City Club, Augusta Country Club, Pinnacle Club.
Married Marian Lansdell Meiere, June 29, 1951. Children: Susan De Camp, Stephen Halsey, Robert Cody Lansdell, Marian Conger Edwards.