Student, Georgia Southwestern College, 1934-1936; Bachelor of Arts, Univercity Georgia, 1938; Doctor of Letters (honorary), St. Bonaventure U., 1975.
Reporter, Atlanta Journal, 1938-1939;
farm editor, Atlanta Journal, 1940-1941;
municipal government reporter, assistant city editor, Atlanta Journal, 1946-1950;
city editor, Atlanta Journal, 1951-1959;
editor, Baxley News-Banner, Georgia, 1939-1940;
executive director, Newspaper Fund, Wall Street Journal, 1959-1961;
founding managing editor, National Observer, 1961-1967;
executive editor, The Record, Hackensack, New Jersey, 1967-1971;
executive editor, Morning Call, Paterson, New Jersey, 1967-1969;
vice president, Bergen Evening Record Corporation, 1968-1971;
executive editor, vice president, Macon Telegraph and Macon News, Georgia, 1971-1975;
public, president, Lexington Herald and Leader, Kentucky, 1975-1977;
vice president, Knight-Ridder Newspapers, Inc., 1976-1982;
consultant, Knight-Ridder Newspapers, Inc., 1982-1988. Teacher journalism evening division Georgia State College, 1950-1959. Lecturer American Press Institute, Columbia, Reston, Virginia, 1953-1983, board directors, 1980-1984.
Pulitzer award juror, 1968-1970. Board directors Dow Jones Newspaper Fund. Founding trustee Ramapo College New Jersey, 1969-1971.
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Curator Transylvania University, Lexington, Kentucky, since 1976. President Coastal Georgia History Society, 1985-1986. Served to captain Army of the United States, 1941-1945.
Member Associated Press Managing Editors Association (president 1971), American Council on Education for Journalism (president 1973-1983), American Society Newspaper Editors, American Newspaper Publications Association, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Delta Chi (president Atlanta 1957-1959, national director 1958-1959, 66-67, 69-71), Omicron Delta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Kappa Tau Alpha. Clubs: National Press (Washington). Atlanta Athletic; Biltmore Forest Country (Asheville, North Carolina), Sea Island, Ocean Forest Golf (Sea Island, Georgia).
Married Carolyn McKenzie, October 3, 1942.