Associate of Arts, Northeastern Agricultural and Mechanical College, 1949. Bachelor of Business Administration, University Oklahoma, 1951. Juris Doctor, University Oklahoma, 1954.
Attorney State Insurance Board Oklahoma, 1956-1957. Assistant vice president Pioneer American Insurance Company, 1957-1959, vice president, 1959-1960, vice president, agency director, 1960-1966, director, 1961, senior vice president marketing, 1966. Vice president Franklin Life Insurance Company, 1967-1969, senior vice president agency, 1969-1974, executive vice president, 1974-1975, president, Chief Executive Officer, 1976-1985, chairman board, 1977-1987.
Director American Brands Inc., 1979, senior vice president strategic planning, 1983-1985. Senior vice president, Chief Financial Officer American Brands, Inc., Old Greenwich, Connecticut, 1985-1986, vice chairman, 1986-1987, chairman, Chief Executive Officer, 1987-1994. Board directors CIPSCO, Bunn-o-matic Corporation, Rayonier Inc., Central Illinois Public Service Company, Rayonier Forest Resources Company, Amested Industries, Inc., Olin Corporation.
Emeritus elector Insurance Hall of Fame.
Senior member The Conference Board. Member Oklahoma Bar Association, The Economic Club of New York, Illini Country Club, Sangamo Club, Northport Point, New Canaan Country Club, Masons, Shriners, Delta Sigma Pi, Phi Kappa Sigma, Phi Alpha Delta.
Married Deborah Bunn, December 28, 1979. Children: Susan Jane, Pamela Jean, Patricia Ann, Sarah Elizabeth, Brayton.