Bachelor in Advertising, Michigan State University, 1951. Juris Doctor, Northwood Institute, 1978.
Executive trainee Lanphar's, Inc., Detroit, 1954-1957, assistant vice president land processing and real estate management, 1958-1962, vice president, 1963-1972, president, chief operation officer, from 1973.
Chairman board, trustee Starr Commonwealth for Boys, Albion, Michigan, 1955-1979. Chairman finance and executive committees, trustee Northwood Institute, Midland, Michigan, since 1960. Served to lieutenant United States Navy, 1952-1954, Korea.
Member Real Estate Securities and Sydications Institute (board directors 1977), The Syndications Corporation (registered securitiy agent since 1978), Pewters Collector Club of America.
Married Jane Carol Nagelkirk, March 22, 1952. Children: William Dyke, Lindsay Carol, Christine Mary.