Bachelor of Arts Illinois, 1939. Bachelor of Laws, John Marshall Law School, 1952.
Partner McCoy & Black, Chicago, 1952-1959, McCoy, Ming & Leighton, Chicago, 1959-1964, McCoy, Ming & Black, Chicago, 1965-1977. Principal Mitchell & Black, 1977-1986. Senior counsel Mitchell Williams Holland & Rux, 1986-1987, Caldwell & Black, 1987-1990.
Village attorney, Robbins, Illinois, 1952-1969, 81-85, East Chicago Heights, Illinois, 1954-1969, 77-85. Hearing examiner Illinois Fair Practices Commission. Director, general counsel Fuller Products Company, LaCade Products Company, Lawndale Packaging Corporation.
Special counsel R.W. Borrowdale Company Inc.
Member governing board Cook County Legal Assistance Foundation, Inc. Attorney, trustee emeritus African Methodist Episcopal Church. Special co-counsel for Richard Hatcher, Mayor of Gary, Indiana, 1967, 71.
Served with Army of the United States, 1942-1946. Member Illinois Bar Association, Cook County Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association, American Arbitration Association (arbitrator since 1971), Kappa Alpha Psi.
Married Dorothy E. Wickliffe, July 2, 1950 (deceased April 1982).