Oklahoma State University (Bachelor of Arts, 1949). University of Oklahoma (Juris Doctor, 1950). Phi Alpha Delta. Member, Oklahoma University Law Center Board, 1977.
Worked at Houston and Osborn, Professional Corporation (Stillwater, Oklahoma) specializing in Civil Litigation, Banking Law, Probate, Estate Planning, Business Law. Admitted to the bar, 1950, Oklahoma. 1952, United States. District Court, Western District of Oklahoma.
1969, United States.
District Court, Eastern District of Oklahoma. 1972, United States. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit. 1975, United States. District Court, Northern District of Oklahoma.
1978, United States.
Supreme Court. Phi Alpha Delta. Member: Payne County, Oklahoma (President, 1969) and American Bar Associations. Patron, Oklahoma Bar Foundation (President, 1983).
Fellow, American Bar Foundation.
Payne County (President, 1955-1956), Oklahoma (Vice President, 1958. President, 1969) and American (Member: House of Delegates, 1968-1970. Committee on Eminent Domain, General Practice Section, 1973-1978.
Member, 1974-1980 and Chairman, 1979-1980, Standing Committee on Law Lists) Bar Associations.
Patron, Oklahoma Bar Foundation (Trustee, 1980-1981. President, 1983). Fellow, American Bar Foundation.