Bud received his schooling in Fresno at Heaton Grammar School, Hamilton Jr. High and Fresno High School. In 1952 he graduated from Fresno State College with a Business Administration Degree.
He joined the Boy Scouts at the age of 12 and two years later in 1944 became an Eagle Scout.
After being drafted and serving two years in the U.S. Army, he returned to Fresno.
He owned and operated Pope Tire Company along with his father.
He liked to collect vintage cars.
He was a 50+ year Master Mason and was Master of Las Palmas Lodge No. 366 in Fresno, CA in 1971.
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