Bachelor of Arts, University of Michigan, 1921.
With Tribune Company, publications Chicago Tribune, since 1921, beginning as subscription solicitor Paris (France) edit, successively classified advertising salesman, manager eastern division general advertising department, New York City, classified advertising manager Chicago, assistant advertising manager, advertising manager, 1935-1949, also charge World"s Greatest Newspaper advertising, 1939-1949, and supervised station operation, 1944-1947, treasurer Tribune Company, 1946-1951, vice president, 1951-1955, president, since 1955, director, since 1953, director subsidiary companies, since 1944, public The Tribune, since 1955. Trustee McCormick-Patterson Trust. Executor and trustee Robert R. McCormick Charitable Trust, Cantigny Charitable Trust.
Executor Robert R. McCormick Estate.
Director First National Bank (Chicago), West GN, WPIX, Ontario Paper Company, Quebec North Shore Paper County, New York News, Q. & O. Transportation Company, Manicouagan Power Company, Canadian British Aluminum Company Trustee of Chicago Natural History Museum.
Served as ensign United States Navy, 1917-1918. Member Newspaper Advertising Executives Association (life), American Newspaper Publishers Association (director), Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Delta Chirurgical Clubs: Chicago, University, Commonwealth, Commercial, Tavern, Saddle and Cycle (Chicago).
Married Hallie B. Calhoun, February 4, 1927. Children: Judith Ann (Mistress Rodney Campbell), Byron Chesser.