Bachelor, Hampden-Sydney College, 1960. Certified, London School of Economics Political Science, 1963. Bachelor of Laws, University Virginia, 1964.
Account executive, Sullivan, Stauffer, Colwell & Bayles Advertising, New York City, 1964-1968; management consultant, Booz, Allen & Hamilton, New York City, 1968-1969; executive vice president, East Coast Oil Corporation, Richmond, Virginia, 1969-1975; president, East Coast Oil Corporation, 1975-1978; chairman, East Coast Oil Corporation, since 1978; chairman, Acme Markets of Virginia, Inc., since 1987. Board directors Norland Company, Sterile Concepts Holdings, Inc.
Trustee Hampden-Sydney (Virginia) College, since 1981. President Boys Clubs Richmond,1983-1984. Board of Governors St. Christopher's School, Richmond, 1985-1989.
Member Richmond Symphony Foundation, Virginia Museum Fine Arts Foundation, since 1993. Member Virginia State Bar Association, Society Indiana Gasoline Marketers American (president 1978-1980), Sons of Revolution Virginia, Society Cincinnati, Metropolitan Richmond Chamber of Commerce (board of directors 1988-1990, chairman 1991), Leadership Metropolitan Richmond (board directors 1985-1989, chairman 1990), Commonwealth Club, Country Club Virginia, Phi Beta Kappa, Omicron Delta Kappa.
Married Margaret Rebecca Lonas, November 17, 1962. Children: Lori Ann, Laetitia Taylor, Nelson Trousdale.