Bachelor of Science in Journalism (Summerfield scholar 1940-1943, 46), U. Kansas, 1948.
Reporter, Kansas City Kansan, 1948-1949; Reporter, Oklahoma City Times, 1949-1953; Washington bureau chief, Daily Oklahoman and Oklahoma City Times, 1953-1987; senior correspondent Washington bureau, Daily Oklahoman, 1987-1995; retired, 1995. Secretary standing committee correspondence House and Senate Galleries, 1961. Nominating juror Pulitzer Prize Committee, 1990.
Board visitors U. Oklahoma, 1970-1972. Active U. Oklahoma Foundation, since 1994. Trustee William Allen White Foundation U. Kansas, 1978-1990.
Board directors National Press Foundation, since 1987. With Army of the United States, 1943-1945, European Theatre of Operations. Member Society Professional Journalists, National Press Club (president 1968), National Gridiron Club (vice president 1977, president 1978, treasurer 1981-1988, secretary 1988-1995), Omicron Delta Kappa.
Married Marian Minor, January 30, 1949. Children: Kathleen, Janet, Carter.