Biosystems Engineering, University Pennsylvania, 1942.
With management various magazines, Philadelphia, Los Angeles and New York City, 1947-1955. Sales representative Saturday Evening Post, Philadelphia, 1962-1969. Vice president, director advertising Philadelphia magazine, 1969-1983.
President Metro Magazines, Incorporated, New York York City, 1975-1983. Director marketing Resort Magazine Network, 1984-1987, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania and New York City, since 1985. Vice president Pro Representatives, Inc., Wayne, Pennsylvania, 1983-1987.
Manager advertising sales Philadelphia and Golf magazines, Berwyn, Pennsylvania, 1985-1987.
Republican election judge, Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, 1980-1985. Lieutenant Commander United States Navy, 1943-1946, PTO. Member City and Regional Magazine Association (president 1975-1984, founder).
Married Edith Ward Rogers, December 27, 1943. Children: Mary Elizabeth, Francis X. Junior, Marguerite, Jeffrey, Amy F., Katherine.