Bachelor of Science with honors in Govt, Harvard University, 1943; Master of Science, Columbia University, 1947.
Member of staff, Richmond (Virginia) News Leader, 1947-1954; chief statehouse bureau and political correspondent, Richmond (Virginia) News Leader, 1950-1951; assistant city editor, Richmond (Virginia) News Leader, 1951-1954; regional correspondent, Business Week magazine, 1951-1954; Washington correspondent, North America Newspaper Alliance, 1954-1955; chief Washington bureau, columnist, North America Newspaper Alliance, 1955-1965; Washington news editor, Hearst Newspapers, 1966-1976; assistant managing editor, United States News & World Report, Washington, 1976-1987; editorial consultant, United States News & World Report, Washington, 1987-1995.
Served with United States Army Air Force, 1943-1946. Member White House Corresponding Association Clubs: Gridiron (Washington), Harvard (Washington), National Press (Washington), Federal City (Washington).
Married Jeanne Kahn, December 29, 1946. Children: Randel, Megan, Jane.