Owner Slade Gas Company, Jacksonville, Florida, 1958-1971. President General Environmental, 1971-1975, Slade & Company, Jacksonville, 1975-1980. President, owner Dozier & Jay Paint Company, Green Cove Springs, since 1980.
President Tidewater Consultant, since 1998.
Member Florida House of Representatives, Tallahassee, 1962-1964, Florida Senate, 1966-1970. Vice chairman Florida Tax and Budget Reform Commission, since 1990. Member Florida High Speed Rail Commission, 1991.
Active in numerous political and civic organizations.
Son of T.H. and Flora Bell (Jackson) S. Divorced; children: Thomas, Jack, Jeff, Shad.