According to the bio on Amazon: "The author graduated from Western Military Academy, Alton, Illinois in 1959.
After Western, the author graduated from Kenyon College, Gambier, OH in 1963 Magna Cum Laude, high honors in economics, was inducted as a member of Phi Beta Kappa and the college nominee for the Rhodes Scholarship. In 1966 the author graduated from Duke University Law School with honors, member of the Law Review and Order of the Coif honorary fraternity.
Before his retirement, the author was listed in various editions of Marquis Who's Who including Who's Who the World, Who's Who in America,Who's Who in Industry and Finance and Who's Who in American Law.
Commissioned a Captain in the USAF, after three years as JAG in Warner Robins, GA as Chief of Area Claims and Litigation for the SE US and Puerto Rico served a year in the Vietnam Theater with Special Operations at Nakhon Phanom RTAFB, Thailand on the Mekong River.
Returned to private practice in Kansas City with tax firm from which recruited to join Federated Department Stores (now Macy's) as associate counsel leaving as Operating Vice President and Senior Counsel to return to Joplin, MO, to take place of friend appointed Federal Judge, with Roberts, Fleischaker and Scott law firm. Later left the firm to engage in a variety of business and charitable interests which continue."