Bachelor of Philosophy in Journalism, Marquette University, 1952. Master of Arts in Political Science, Georgetown University, 1958.
Reporter, Daily Republic, Mitchell, l947-48, 52; intelligence analyst, United States Government, Washington, l955-58; political officer, American Embassy, The Hague, Netherlands, l958-6l; political officer, American Embassy, Quito, Ecuador, l970-73; political analyst, American Embassy, Paris, l963-67; political analyst Office Political Research, Central Intelligence Agency, Washington, l975-77; research fellow, Center for Study Intelligence, Washington, l977-78; freelance writer, Boulder, Colorado, l978-.
Lay minister St. Martin's Catholic Church, Boulder, l978—. Volunteer Boulder Democratic Committee, l980, Easter Seals, Boulder, l986. Board directors Mother House Women's Shelter, Boulder, 1984, Radio Reading Service, 1993-1996.
With United States Air Force, l952-55. Member Western Writers American, Mystery Writers American, International Society Poets.
Married Mary Lucile Dougherty, August 23, l952 (deceased January l988). Children: James, Thomas, Michele, Christine, Margaret, Patrick, Martha, Catherine, Monica. Married Jean Marie Furth Zirkle, February 9, 1991.