Born in Galesburg, Illinois in 1933. Colonel, US Air Force, Retired, 1954-1984, followed by 15 years as contract manager with Planning Research Corporation, and Science Applications International Corporation in Washington, D.C. and Sierra Vista. Charter member Fort Huachuca 50, 1988, board member and president of the Sierra Vista Economic Development Foundation. Chairman, Upper San Pedro Partnership, 1999-2010. Councilman and Mayer, City of Sierra Vista, Arizona, 2002-2011. Member, Greater Sierra Vista Chamber of Commerce; board member with Cochise Community Foundation, Cochise College Foundation, and Arizona Town Hall. Continues to advocate for veterans with the United Veterans Council of Sierra Vista and life member of the Air Force Association, the Daedalians, and the Military Officers Association of America.