Bachelor with high honors, University Florida, 1950. Juris Doctor with high honors, University Florida, 1951.
Senior partner, Richards, Nodine, Gilkey, Fite, Meyer & Thompson P.A., Clearwater, Florida, 1951-1973; president, chief Executive officer, Clearwater Federal Savings & Loan Association, 1972-1982; Chairman of the Board, chief Executive officer, Pioneer Savings Bank, Clearwater, 1982-1986; Chairman of the Board, Pioneer Savings Bank, Clearwater, 1987-1990; of counsel, McMullen, Everett, Logan, Morguardt and Cline, Clearwater, Florida, since 1990. Member Executive Committee United States League Savings Institutions, Chicago, 1985-1989. Board directors, past chairman Florida League Finance Institutions, Orlando.
Served to 1st lieutenant Judge Advocate General corpus, United States army, 1952-1954. Member American Bar Association, Florida Bar, Clearwater Bar Association (president 1969, Ralph Richards award 1986). Clubs: Carlouel Yacht (Clearwater) (commodore 1977).
Married Christine Randall, May 2, 1953. Children: Donald, Thad, Bruce.