Bachelor of Science in Agr, Michigan State University, 1949.
General partner, director trade and government relations The Andersons, Maumee, since 1947.
Member North America Export Grain Association, Grain Elevator and Processing Society (past president), Ohio Grain, Feed and Fertilizer Association (president 1982-1983), National Grain and Feed Association (president), Terminal Elevator Grain Merchants Association (president 1983-1984, chairman board), Maumee Chamber of Commerce (past vice president).
Married Charlene Betty Gates, November 26, 1949. Children: Patrick, Jaine, Michael, Terence, JoDee, Elizabeth, Thomas.