U.S. Navy, 1941-1946
Private practice, New York City, 1949-1950
Private practice, Greensboro, North Carolina, 1951-1956
Judge, North Carolina Superior Court, 1956-1961
Candidate for governor, North Carolina, 1964
Senior vice president and trust officer, North Carolina National Bank, 1965-1968
U.S. representative from North Carolina, 1969-1981
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