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Born (1931)and raised in SE Pennsylvania;graduated from Wyomissing High School with a college prep curriculum. Full scholarship from the U.S. Navy to attend University of Pennsylvania engineering school. On graduation, received a commission (Ensign, USN))and routed to Pensacola, Florida for Navy Flight Training. Got U. S. Navy Wings of Gold in 1956; spent two years on active duty chasing submarines. Released from active duty in 1958 and joined Corning Glass Works, Corning NY as an engineer, then sales engineer. Resigned in 1962 to become a securities broker dealer/financial planner. Started own NASD broker-dealer firm in 1965. Fought almost constantly with the NASD/SEC for nearly three decades, culminating in an SEC civil complaint being filed against me and my company in 1994, claiming the sale of unregistered securities. While the SEC could not prove any of their charges, the judge forced early settlement of the case which resulted in a settlement being agreed upon which was not satisfactory to either side. This event was cripplingly expensive and ended in 1995 whereupon I was dumped unceremoniously on a job market that was not interested in a former broker-dealer who was 63 at the time of settlement. Since then, I have bounced around trying to "find myself" and survive financially. Now we are fifteen years out from the SEC settlement and I am still a work in progress, though I have learned a great deal in this period. I am now working at several activities, and am also an active member of the Tea Party in York, Pensylvania. I also write a private e-mail newsletter on political economics (i.e. 'The Weekly Financial Report')with a circulation of about 350. I am an avid tennis player, recently winning the 2010 Pennsylvania State Seniors Tennis title in singles and doubles. I am working with several different companies involving shareholder relations activities, and I am planning to continue in this manner until I either get wealthy enough to semi-retire or get tired of working so hard. I have become an ardant "constitutionalist" and am spending a reasonable chunk of my valuable time fighting the various levels of our irresponsible and repressive government, hoping to have some effect on staunching the tide of statism. It's an uphill battle.

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