Bachelor of Arts, Pennsylvania State University, 1941.
Rewrite man, Pittsburgh Press, 1941-1942; with, Honolulu Star-Bulletin, since 1946; city editor, Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 1953-1960; managing editor, Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 1960-1965; editor, Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 1966-1975; editor editorial page, Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 1975-1983; contributing editor, Honolulu Star-Bulletin, since 1983. Member Pulitzer Journalism Awards Jury, 1970.
Chairman temporary commission on statewide environmental planning, 1973. Board directors Corporation for Community television. Chairman steering committee Governor's Congress on Hawaii's International Role, 1988.
Member community advisory board Tokai University Pacific Center. Member Governor's Blue Ribbon Panel on Living and Dying With Dignity, 1997-1998. Lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1946, PTO. Member Hawaii Economic Association, Honolulu Social Science Association, Honolulu Academy Arts, American Society Newspaper Editors, Japan-American Society Hawaii, Honolulu Cmty.-Media Council, Honolulu Press Club (named to Hall of Fame 1987), Honolulu Rotary.
Married Elizabeth Harrison Avery, December 25, 1943 (deceased 1983). Children: Heidi, Avery. Married Doris H. Prather, April 24, 1984.