Bachelor of Arts, University Iowa, 1947; postgraduate, Drake U., 1949-1950.
General Promotion public relations manager, Meredith Corporation, Des Moines, 1953-1959; director public relations, Meredith Corporation, Des Moines, 1960-1965; art and editorial director, Better Homes & Gardens Books & Special Interest Publs., Des Moines, 1965-1977; director editorial planning and development, Better Homes and Gardens Books (Meredith Corporation), Des Moines, 1977-1984; consultant, 1985.
Chairman board advisory committee School Volunteer Program, Des Moines. Steering committee Intercultural Affairs program to Desegregate District Schools, 1975-1977. Treasurer Iowa University Parents Association, 1977-1979.
Board directors Iowa Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 1979-1987, vice president, 1981-1985. Trustee Citizens Scholarship Foundation American, 1976-1985, Iowa Freedom of Information Council, 1977-1987. Advisory board Adult and Community Education, Des Moines Public School, 1982-1999.
Consultant White House Conference on Families, 1981. Officer United States Army Air Force, 1942-1946. Member Public Relations Society of America (accredited, president chapter 1969, director chapter 1965-1976), American Civil Liberties Union, Beyond War (co-director Iowa office 1987-1988), Friendship Force, Americans for Democratic Action, Sigma Nu (Commander chapter 1946-1947), Foundation for Global Community, since 1991.
Clubs: Echo Valley Country.
Married Beverly Frederick, December 21, 1955 (divorced 1977). Children: Nancy Elizabeth, Katherine Anne(deceased), Mary Bridget, Robert Frederick. Married Patricia Connell, December 28, 1996.