Student Central College, Fayette, Missouri, 1930-1933. Bachelor of Laws, University Missouri, 1936.
Admitted to Missouri bar, Wisconsin bar. With Employers Insurance of Wausau (Wisconsin), since 1936, secretary, 1957-1960, senior vice president, secretary, 1960-1974, executive vice president, 1974-1975, president, 1975-1977, chairman, since 1977. Director 1st American National Bank, Wausau, Forward Communications Corporation, Wausau.
Member senior council Wisconsin Lung Association. Member area advisory group University of Wisconsin Center, Wausau. Member Wausau Area Chamber of Commerce (past president), Delta Theta Phi, Phi Kappa Delta.
Mason (Shriner), Rotarian.
Married Edwina Nelson, July 12, 1941. Children: Sally (Mistress David P. Hansen), Celeste Nelson (Mistress James Natwick), Jane Chilton.