Bachelor of Arts, Univercity Illinois, 1932; postgraduate, Law School, 1932-1934; Juris Doctor, Loyola University, Chicago, 1936.
Practiced in, Chicago, 1936-1969. Assistant attorney United States Housing Authority, 1939-1940. Assistant general counsel, war correspondent European Theatre of Operations.
Chicago Defender, 1943-1945. United States bankruptcy judge Northern District Illinois, Chicago, 1969-1987.
Member American Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, National Bar Association (Barrister of Year award 1960, C.F. Stradford award, columnist Bench and Bar Bulletin, historian judicial county since 1985), Chicago Bar Association (board of managers 1969-1970), Cook County Bar Association (Edward H. Wright award, 1962, president 1960-1962), 7th Circuit Bar Association (World Peace Through Law Bar Association), American Judicature Society, National Conference Bankruptcy Judges, Alpha Phi Alpha, Omega Psi Phi (Ode to Excellence award 1963).
Married Susan Evelyn Echols, January 24, 1944 (deceased October 1996). 1 son, Edward Bernard.