Learned chess (self taught) 1936. Graduated HS 1944. Honorable Discharge USAF 1947. BS (Biology) Randolph-Macon College 1951. MSEd (Chemistry) NC A & T Greensboro 1963. Taught in Baltimore public schools and at Randolph-Macon Academy, Hargrave Military Academy and Christchurch School in Virginia. Assistant Headmaster Christchurch School 1973. Retired. Past President of Virginia Chess Federation. Founder, Past President and Past Treasurer of Virginia Scholastic Chess Association (see www.vschess.org). USCF-certified Chess Coach and Tournament Director.