Borchert was born in Suttgart, Arkansas, in 1916. He graduated from Draughon Business College in Little Rock. In the 1940s he worked as a bookkeeper for Acme Brick before becoming a B-17 Flying Fortress pilot. After World War II he returned to Acme Brick and married Rosemary Branch in 1947.
- Pryor Jordan, "Borchert, LR Mayor for 2 Years, Dies at 91," Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, May 13, 2007.