Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Tri-State University, Angola, Indiana, 1950. Master of Divinity, Duke University, 1955.
Plant electrical engineer, Fansteel Metallurgical Corporation, North Chicago, Illinois, 1950-1951;
pastor North Carolina Conference,, United Methodist Church, North Carolina Conference, 1953-1973;
pastor Western North Carolina Conference, United Methodist Church, 1976-1982;
Chairman, Board Of Directors, president, chief Executive officer, TEAMS, Inc., Lexington, North Carolina, since 1976. Dean, teacher Christian Workers Schools, North Carolina, 1957-1973. Teaching associate Davidson County Community College, Lexington, North Carolina, 1976-1979.
President ministerial associations, Lillington, Grifton, Farmville, Burlington, North Carolina, 1960-1973. Retreat director A Place Apart, since 1973. Regional vice president Primerica Finance Superior vena cava syndrome, 1983-1990, senior vice president, 1990-1991.
Scoutmaster Boy Scouts American, Cavel, North Carolina, 1955-1956, Farmville, 1967-1968. Member Rotary, Civitans, Chi Beta Phi, Delta Rho/Delta Theta.
Married Peggy Jean Thomason, June 30, 1953. Children: Gordon Thomas, Leonard Jensen, Margaret Ane, Tamara Jean.