Bachelor of Business Administration, University Texas, 1958. Postgraduate, Portland State University, 1970.
Life and disability agent Pacific Mutual Life, Sacramento, 1962-1963, Dallas, 1963. Registered representative Merrill Lynch, 1963-1965, Portland, Oregon, 1965-1974. Vice president Strand, Atkinson, 1974-1997, Kalama, Washington, since 1997.
Owner Pistor Imports, Portland, 1985-1995, Potential Unlimited, Portland, 1990-1991.
Troop leader Boy Scouts American, Portland, 1982-1990. Board directors Christie School, Marylhurst, Oregon, 1965-1966. Deacon Presbyterian Church, Portland, 1971-1974, ruling elder, 1974-1977.
Board advisers Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion, 1991-1994. Captain United States Air Force, 1958-1962.
Married Hildegard Charlotte Koch, June 2, 1961. Children; Charlotte Anne, Walter Robert, David Erich.