Born in Higginsville, Missouri. Attended Central Missouri State University He organized Ray Leftman’s College Club playing in the Midwest. Married to Betty. Partner in Clay Coover Drug Store. They taught school in Kansas City.
Past governor, vice president 1959 to 1960, and president of Central States 1961 to 1962. Known as “Mr. Central States.”
Served on the U. S. Assay Commission in 1963. Co-founder of the Old Timer Assay Commission Society in 1964. Received the Krause Publications Numismatic Ambassador Award in 1979.
Obit CW 10/14/1996, NN 10/8/1996 DOB:SSDISource credit: Pete Smith, American Numismatic Biographies