Born in Norman, Oklahoma in 1922. Served in the U.S. Navy in WWII as Supply Officer, USS Menifee (APA 202). From a University of Kansas faculty position, was recalled to active duty during the Korean Conflict. Later served as Supply Officer, USS Altair (AKS 32) and Material Control Officer, SIXTH FLEET in the Mediterranean Sea. Completed a 30-year Navy career as a two-star admiral, Supply Corps. President, Governing Board, Recreation Centers of Sun City West; Member, Sun Health Corporation Board of Directors; Member, Sun Health Leadership Committee; Chairman, Sun Health Governmental Affairs Committee; Treasurer, Del E. Webb Memorial Hospital; and President, Sun City West Rotary Club. President, West Valley Symphony Orchestra Association. Raised $100,000 for Sun Health Del E. Webb Hospital. Active member, the Military Officers Association of America and Rotary International.