Bachelor of Science, Spring Hill College, 1941; Master of Arts, University Alabama, 1952.
Dean, head department history, University Military School, Mobile, Alabama, 1941-1956; headmaster, Wright School, Mobile, 1956-1965; music director, head department music, City of Mobile, 1965-1992; director emeritus, City of Mobile, 1992. Member National History Records Advisory Board, 1978-1981. Historian Mobile C.W. Centennial Commission, Mobile 250th Anniversary Celebration, 1961.
Board of directors Alabama First Capital Commission, 1961-1965. Member Alabama Museum Association (director) since 1978), Southeastern Museum Conference, American Association Museums, Alabama History Association (president 1962), History Mobile PreservationSoc. (director 1950-1960), Smithsonian Associates, National Archives, Fenollosa Society Japan (honorary charter).
Married Lois Jean Fitzsimmons, July 20, 1960.