1 daughter, Marion Dees. Reporter, Elizabeth City (North Carolina) Daily Advance, 1934-1936, Raleigh (North Carolina) News and Observer, 1936-1937. Reporter, editor A.P. Raleigh, 1937-1942, Charlotte, North Carolina, 1946.
Publicity director Lost Colony, Manteo, North Carolina, 1946-1947. Reporter, editor Winston-Salem (North Carolina) Journal-Sentinel, 1947-1955. Reporter, literature editor Chicago Sun Times, 1955-1968.
Editorial board Chicago Daily News, 1968-1970. Director public information Chicago Public Library, 1971-1974. Instructor creative writing University of Chicago, 1959-1960 assistant vice president public affairs Director Office Public Information, 1974-1977.
Born October 8, 1913