Student, Ohio State University, 1949-1951; student, Columbia College, 1952; student, North Center College, Naperville, Illinois, 1956; student, College DuPage, 1978.
Editor, various newspapers, magazines, Detroit, Chicago, Columbus, 1946-1963, 1973-1974, 1978-1979; vice president, Frydenlund Associations, Chicago, 1963; public relations manager information systems division, General Electric Company, Phoenix, 1963-1970; publications director, Data Processing Management Association, Park Ridge, Illinois, 1970-1972; public relations manager, Addressograph-Multigraph Corporation, Arlington Heights, Illinois, 1975-1976; accountant executive, John Ripley & Associations, Glenview, Illinois, 1977-1978; editorial director, Radiology/Nuclear Medicine magazine, Des Plaines, Illinois, 1979-1981; president, Young Byrum Inc., Hinsdale, Illinois, 1982-1983; writer, consultant, Tucson, since 1983. Consultant in field; sports reporter, Copley newspapers, 1975-1983. Member of advisory council Oakton Community College, 1970-1975.
Arbitrator Better Business Bureau, Tucson, 1987-1992. Docent Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, 1988-1992, Tucson/Pima Arts Council, 1993-1994. With United States Air Force, 1952-1956.
Member Publicity Club of Chicago (president 1978-1979). Society Southwestern Authors (president 1992), Glen Ellyn (Illinois) Junior Chamber of Commerce (board directors, SPOKE award 1959, Outstanding Jaycee 1960), Young Representatives Club (vice president 1960).
Married Rosemary Buchholz, February 26, 1955 (divorced November 1976). Children: Kent Allen, Kelly Ann. Married Marjorie Claire Shapiro, August 20, 1977.
Stepchildren: Jo Alene, Andrea Lynn, Beth Ellen.