Bachelor of Arts, Rockhurst College, 1929.
With bond department, City National Bank, Kansas City, Missoury, 1930-1939; an organizer, officer, director, Soden & Company, Kansas City, 1939-1943; assistant to factory manager aircraft division, Pratt and Whitney Company, 1943-1945; an organizer, president, director, Soden-Zahner Company, Kansas City, Missoury, 1946-1952; president, Zahner & Company (investment bankers), Kansas City, Missoury, from 1952. Honorary director Rockhurst College.
Member Securities Industry Association (chairman Southwestern group 1950, board governors 1960-1963), Kansas City Society Finance Analysts, Native Sons Kansas City, Kansas City Chamber of Commerce Clubs: Mission Hills Country, Rotary.
Married Lorene A. Soden, June 20, 1931 (deceased November 1957). Children– Sister Michaela Marie, Diane F. (Mistress Benjamin O. Knight, Junior) and Donna S. (Mistress James Christopher Sprehe) (twins), William Victor. Married Kathryn Cannon, April 4, 1959 (divorced 1977).
Stepchildren– Patricia E. (Mistress R.H. Heller), Pamela A. (Mistress J. Roy Smith).