Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, University Georgia, 1955. Postgraduate, Youngstown University, 1958. Postgraduate, American University, 1959.
Postgraduate, George Washington University, 1960.
Printer, reporter, The Vienna News, Georgia, 1948-1951; reporter, The Atlanta Constitution, 1952; reporter, Washington Daily News, 1958-1960; from staff writer to senior editor, Reader's Digest, Washington, 1960-1996; contributing editor, Reader's Digest, Washington, since 1996. Director Foreign Policy Research Institute, Philadelphia, 1979-1981. Advisory board American Family Foundation, Bonita Springs, Florida, 1982-1995, U. Georgia Journalism School, Athens, 1974-1981.
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Member President's Commission on Organized Crime, 1983-1986. Advisory committee member Commission on the Bicentennial of the United States Constitution, Washington, 1988-1989. Captain United States Air Force, 1955-1958.
Member National Press Club, Society Professional Journalists (national director 1966-1969, president Washington professional chapter 1965-1966, Magazine Public Service award 1965, Hall of Fame 1995), Phi Beta Kappa.
Married Barbara Lester, September 2, 1958. Children: Helen Methvin Payne, Claudia Hilburn Methvin.