Bachelor, Hamline University, 1919. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Hamline University, 1940.
Reporter St. Paul Dispatch and Pioneer Press, 1915-1917, copy reader, 1919-1921. Associate editor Farmers Dispatch, St. Paul, 1922. News editor and city editor St. Paul Pioneer Press, 1922-1924, editorial writer, 1924-1929, Washington correspondent, 1929-1933.
Appointed director information Agricultural Adjustment Administration, 1933, appointed assistant administration, 1934. Resumed position as Washington correspondent, St. Paul Pioneer and Dispatch, 1939. Board editors United States News, Washington, 1941, assistant executive editor 1944.
Associate editor St. Paul Pioneer Press and Dispatch, 1945-1960, retired, 1960.
1st sergeant United States Army, World War I.
Married Hazel E. Dingle, March 8, 1918. Children: Richard, Carol Stedman Johansen, John.