Born August 30, 1925, near Holcomb, in the boot heel of Missouri, raised near Springfield until 15, moved to Flat Rock, Michigan, graduating high school there. Volunteered US Army Air Corp (now US Air Force). Served 3 1/2 years. Left active service as 2nd Lt, served several years in reserves, resigned as Captain. He married Mary Ellen Roton in Montgomery, Alabama, February 22, 1947, after returning from nine months in Germany in the army of occupation where he helped rebuild Rhine-Main airfield near Frankfurt. By September, 1947 they had settled in southern California where he worked 4 1/2 years building military aircraft for North American Aviation (now Rockwell International), advancing to leadman, then accepted position with California Highway Patrol, retiring after 25 years on December 30, 1976. His family consists of 4 children and 13 grandchildren, of whom he has written in his poems. He also has 4 great grandchildren.

He and his wife were baptized into Christ in May, 1947. He services as a deacon and bible class teacher in the Rose Ave. Church of Christ, Bellflower, Cal.

His poetic endeavors includes God, Christ, the church, nature, love, marriage, family, special occasions and even politics. A few are comical but ALL attempt to convey thoughtfulness, with good morals. He has written over 1300 poems, of which, many are based on actual occurrences but most are fictional. He has been published five times with one hard back book, "OF ME" , by Carlton Press of N.Y. It contains 96 poems and received a very commendable review by the Long Beach Press-Telegram. Four Chap books of 23 or 24 poems, were published by "The Plowman" of Whitby, Ontario, Canada. Now he publishes his own books and has a total of FIFTEEN chapbooks. They have from 23 to 31 poems. More chapbooks are expected momentarily. All of his books are available through him.

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