Bachelor in Government, Cornell University, 1959. Master of Science in Journalism, Columbia University, 1960.
Political journalist. He is currently a Washington columnist for The Dallas Morning News, where he was Washington bureau chief from 1981 through 2008. He is the current secretary of the Gridiron Club and is a past president of both that organization and the White House Correspondents" Association.
After attending the Ethical Culture Fieldston School, he attended Cornell University, where he worked for the Cornell Daily Sun, and held the title of Associate Editor.
He was elected Phi Beta Kappa and graduated with honors in 1959 with a degree in government. He subsequently earned an Master of Surgery with honors in journalism from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
He has worked as a staff writer for the Associated Press (1960–1975) in New Orleans, New York, and Washington. As chief political writer for the Associated Press 1972-1975.
And as Washington correspondent for The Baltimore Sun 1976-1981 prior to his engagement with the Dallas Morning News.
A previous marriage had ended in divorce.
Member of National Press Club (Washington), White House Corrs. Association (president 1995-1996), Gridiron Club (secretary 2004-2006, vice president 2007, president 2008), Phi Beta Kappa.
Married Carolyn Cleveland Stockmeyer, March 26, 1963 (divorced 1978). 1 child: Carl Philipp Junior. Stepchildren: Lorna Stockmeyer, E. William Stockmeyer Junior, C. Cleveland Stockmeyer, Claire C. Goodwin.
Married Susan Page, May 23, 1982. Children: Benjamin Page, William Page.