Student, Tulane University, 1953—1955. BME, University Florida, 1959. Postgraduate, Western Electric Graduate Engineering School, 1959—1960.
Postgraduate, University North Carolina, 1961. Juris Doctor, George Washington University, 1963.
Bar: Florida 1967, United States Pat. Off., 1966, United States district court District of Columbia 1963, United States Superior Court 1968. Engineer, Western Electric, 1959-1960, United States Naval Research laboratories, 1961-1963.
Patent examiner United States Patent Office, 1963-1965. Assistant pat. csl. Martin Marietta Corporation, Orlando, Florida, 1965-1967. Partner Duckworth, Hobby, Allen, Dyer & Pettis, P.A., Orlando, 1967-1981.
Sole practice, Orlando, 1981. Teacher photography Maitland (Florida) Art Center, 1977, curator photographic exhibit, 1982. Photographer Orange County Bar Association Board of directors Florida Conservation Foundation, 1976.
Board directors Central Florida Civic Theatre, 1979-1989,1st vice president, 1981-1984, president, 1985-1987.
Served with United States National Guard, 1957-1961. Member American Bar Association, Florida Bar Association (chairman Pat. trademark and copyright 1973-1974, 80-81), Orange County Bar Association (assistant editor The Briefs, 1978-1982), American Pat. Law Association, Sons of the American Revolution, Phi Delta Phi, Sigma Alpha Epsilon.
Clubs: Winter Park (Florida) Racquet.
Married Gretchen Clark Hobby, November 12, 1962 (divorced December 1985). Married Patrice Shirer Hobby, December 26, 1989. 1 child Amy Louise Livingston;1 child William Matthews IV.