Bachelor of Arts, Univercity Louisville, 1942; student, University Chicago, 1949-1951; student, Northwestern University, 1952.
Employment consultant, National Society Crippled Children, 1948-1952; executive director, Chicago Committee Alcoholism, 1952-1956; director public relations and fund raising, United Charities Chicago, 1957-1958; director development, Chicago Ednl. television Association, 1959-1965; director programming, Chicago Ednl. television Association, 1965-1970; program director, Time-Life Films, 1970-1971; director public information, Public Broadcasting Service, Washington, 1971-1972; vice president, general manager television station, WSNS-television, Chicago, 1972-1982; president, owner, Morris Communications, Ltd., Chicago, since 1983; chair tv department, Columbia College, since 1984. President Central Educational Network, 1967-1969.
Member public relations committee Chicago Commission Human Relations, since 1965. Public relations advisory committee Young Women’s Christian Association Chicago, 1966-1967. Member national public relations committee Family Service Association American, 1957-1958.
Board directors Illinois chapter American Civil Liberties Union, 1973-1977, Urban Gateways, 1981-1982, Hubbard Dance Company, 1982-1983. Vice president board directors Chicago Opera Theatre, 1978-1985. Member executive committee Museum Broadcast Communications, 1983-1985.
Served to 1st lieutenant Army of the United States, 1942-1946, European Theatre of Operations. Member National Academy television Arts and Sciences (trustee 1964-1965, vice president 1965-1966, board governors Chicago chapter since 1962, president Chicago 1968-1970, national vice president 1966-1968), Public Relations Society of America (board directors Chicago chapter 1964-1966, Silver Anvil award 1972), Publicity Club Chicago (president 1958-1959, award best continuing public relations campaign 1961), Sigma Delta Chi. Clubs: National Press (Chicago).
Married Marsha Sherman, August 2, 1985. 1 son by previous marriage, Christopher Peter.