Student, Willamette University, 1941. Student, University Oregon, 1941. Student, University Notre Dame.
Student, Ohio State University, 1943. Bachelor, University Washington, 1947. Postgraduate, American University, 1951.
Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Willamette University, 1991.
Administrative assistant to congressman, Washington, 1949-1952; general manager, Martin Van Lines, Anchorage, 1952-1956; manager, Frontiers-Oregon Ltd., Portland, Oregon, 1956-1959; assistant vice president business division, King Broadcasting Company, Seattle, 1959-1963; vice president, King Broadcasting Company, Seattle, 1963-1970; executive vice president, King Broadcasting Company, Seattle, 1970-1971; president, King Broadcasting Company, Seattle, 1971-1987. Chairman of the Board affiliates NBC, 1975-1980.
Member Oregon Board Higher Education, 1966-1970. Board of trustees Whitman College. 1985-1990; board directors Ceasefire.
Lieutenant (junior grade) United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1945, PTO. Member Monday Club, Rainier Club, Columbia Tower Club, Phi Beta Kappa Associations, Alpha Delta Sigma.
Married Valerie Dorrance Davies, April 6, 1959. Children: Anne Sparrow, Alison Louise, Lucinda Catherine.