Bachelor in English, DePauw University, 1935.
Engineering draftsman Mississippi State Highway Department, Jackson, 1935-1941, United States Corps of Engineers, Mobile, Alabama, 1941-1942. Advertising account executive Gordon Marks & Company, Jackson, Mississippi, 1946-1974. Freelance writer, from 1974.
Board directors American Red Cross, Jackson. Former chairman board directors Mississippi Opera, Jackson. Member Jackson Chamber of Commerce, Beta Theta Pi, Phi Mu Alpha.
Lodges: Rotary (board directors Jackson).
Married Barbara Jane Henry, October 11, 1941. Children: Thomas Carroll, Barbara Marie, Catherine Jane, Margaret Hazel, Elizabeth Annual.