Graduate, United States Air Force School Photography, 1943.
Chief photographer, manager photo department Durham Herald Company (North Carolina), 1945-1985. Public Durham Morning Herald, 1945, Durham Sun, 1945-1985. Chairman Miss National Press Photographer Pageant, 1952, 53, 55.
Member Citizens Safety Committee, Durham, 1961-1971. Served with United States Army Air Force, 1942-1945, European Theatre of Operations. Member National Press Photographers Association (life, executive director 1963-2000, executive director emeritus since 2001, Fellowship award, Joseph A. Sprague award 1961, President's medal 1964, 67, 2001, Merit award 1965, Joseph Costa award 1977, executive director emeritus 1998, interim executive director 2001), Carolinas Press Photographers Association (life, president 1952-1954).
Married Nell Elizabeth Slaughter, January 2, 1943. Children: Charles Howard II, John Phillip.