Degree (honorary), St. Ambrose College.
Reporter Davenport (Iowa) Democrat, from 1939. Later managing editor Davenport Morning Democrat. Executive editor Quad City Times (name formerly Times-Democrat), Davenport, editor, 1970-1986.
First chairman Lee Editorial Board.
Former chairman Scott County (Iowa) Juvenile Advisory Commission. Former member advisory council Iowa Small Business Administration. Member Iowa Council on Crime and Delinquency.
Former trustee Davenport Public Library. Past president Iowa Freedom of Information Council. Member Governor's Task Force on Iowa Open Records Law.
Served with Army of the United States, World World War World War II. Member American Society Newspaper Editors (retired), Iowa Freedom of Information Council.
Married Jeannette Delores Etzel, October 10, 1947. Children: David Martin, Jeanene Ann, Mark Charles.