First CEO of The Walt Disney Company, which he co-founded with his younger brother Walt.
He served in the United States Navy. After his discharge, he became a banker.
He was planning to retire around 1966, but when his brother died, he stayed on to oversee completion of Walt Disney World.
He married Edna Francis, and they stayed together until the end of his life.
His son Roy E. Disney worked hard to continue his father and uncle's legacy, especially with regards to animation.