Party affiliation: Democrat
Began as reporter for Meridian Star, 1913, later reporter with Columbus (Georgia) Enquirer Sun. City editor Macon (Georgia) Telegraph, 1919-1922, managing editor, 1925-1933. With New York Sun and Consolidated Press, 1923-1924, A.P., 1933.
Assistant general manager Washington Post, 1933-1934. President public Richmond (Virginia) Times Dispatch, 1934-1936. Vice president, general manager Courier Journal and Louisville Times, 1936-1942, public, 1942-1962, Chairman of the Board, 1962-1963.
Vice president, editor Newsday, Garden City, Long Island, New York, 1963-1965. Visited Balkans for State Department, 1945. American delegate to United Nations Commission to Study Greek Border Disputes, 1947.
Chairman United States advisory commission on information, 1948-1950. Lecturer journalism U. North Carolina, 1965-1966. Trustee Ford Foundation, 1954-1967.
Born April 22, 1896