AB, Yale University, 1943; student, Harvard Law School, 1946.
Owner radio station, KNET, Palestine, Texas, 1946; president, owner, Liberty Broadcasting System, Dallas, 1948-1952; president, owner, Station KOST, Los Angeles president, owner, Station KNUS, Dallas. Partner McLendon Company, McLendon Pacific Corporation, Sunshine Broadcasting Corporation, Coronado, McLendon Theatres. Special communications adviser Peace Corps, 1964-1965.
Selected Outstanding Football Announcer, Sporting News, 1950. Named One of 10 Outstanding Young Men, United States Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1951. Recipient Betty award Association Broadcasting Executives Texas, 1967, Radio's Man of Year award, Pulse.
Member City Brook Hollow Golf, Dallas Country, Broadcast Pioneers, Variety International (chief barker), Cipango clubs, Chi Psi.
Married; children: Jan, Bart, Kristen, Anna Gray.