Student, Austin Academy Fine Arts, Chicago. Student, Chicago Academy Fine Arts, 1937. Bachelor of Science, Northwestern University, 1946.
Postgraduate, Northwestern University, 1951.
With advertising department Snips Magazine, Chicago, 1947-1956. Advertising and layout Des Plaines (Illinois) Journal, 1956. With Wessling Services, Des Moines.
Lieutenant United States Air Force, 1942-1946, captain Medical Administrative Corps United States Air Force, 1946.
Member board deacons First Congressional Church, United Church of Christ, Des Plaines, 1970-1974, chairman, 1972, 74, moderator, 1976, also member mission board and music board. Board directors Northwest Community council Girls Scouts United States, 1972-1979. Member School Board Caucus, Des Plaines, 1968-1972, president, 1970.
Member of Association American Editorial Cartoonists, Retired Officers Association.
Married Lois Elizabeth Wessling, July 3, 1943. Children: Diane Elizabeth Russell, Janet Christine, Michele Charlene Smetana.