Student, Cornell Univercity.
Various positions, Stevens Hotel, Chicago, 1926-1936; general purchasing agent, Stevens Hotel, 1936-1942; resident manager, Hotels Windermere, Chicago, 1942-1945; assistant to president, LaSalle Hotel, Chicago, 1945-1949; vice president, general manager, LaSalle Hotel, 1949-1958; general manager, Executive House, Chicago, 1958-1967; vice president, College Inns of America, 1967-1968; vice president, general manager, Pheasant Run, 1968-1970; executive vice president, treasurer, Greater Chicago Hotel & Motel Association, 1970-1985; consultant, since 1985.
Board of directors Metropolitan Fair and Expedition authority. Member Chicago Restaurant Association (member board), American Hotel Association (director), Illinois Hotel Association (director), Greater Chicago Hotel Association (past president, director), Chicago Convention Bureau (director), Hotel Greeters American.
Married Fay Jacks; children— Beverly (Mistress Paul E. Hardy).