1 daughter, Elizabeth (Mistress James A. Griffin, Junior). Admitted to Illinois bar, 1906. Member of firm of Stuart G. Shepard & Robert R. McCormick, 1909-1911, firm of Shepard, McCormick, Thomason, Kirkland & Patterson, 1911-1918.
Vice-president and business manager Chicago Tribune, 1918-1927. Now public Tampa (Florida) Tribune and Chicago Daily Times. President American Newspaper Publishers Association, 1921-1926.