Bachelor of Arts, Williams College, 1956.
Teacher English Eaglebrook School, Deerfield, Massachusetts, 1956-1957. Reporter, columnist Cincinnati Post, 1960-1968, city editor, 1969-1970. Politics editor Cincinnati Enquirer, 1970-1974, assistant city editor, 1975.
Editor Enquirer magazine, Cincinnati, 1976-1981. Freelance writer.; senior editor Traverse magazine, Prism Publications, Traverse City, Michigan, 1989-1994. Public, editor Bayshore Books, Elk Rapids, since 1994.
Adjunct faculty College Mount St. Joseph, Cincinnati, 1983-1989.
Member of advisory board Hoxworth Blood Center, Cincinnati, 1981-1988, chairman, 1986-1988. Board of directors Better Housing League, Cincinnati, 1983-1986, Joy Outdoor Education Center, Cincinnati, 1984-1989. Co-chairman Cincinnati Housing Partnership, 1983-1985.
Trustee Asgard/Goodwill, Traverse City, 1990-1992. Member board directors Traverse Symphony Orchestra, Traverse City, Michigan, since 1991, president, 1994-1995. Member Society Professional Journalists (president chapter 1974, director 1975) M C.
Son of James Milton and Anne Hetherington (Graydon) december. Married Diane Johnson, August 18, 1956 (divorced September 6, 1988). 1 child, James Douglass.
Married Sherrill Snooks, April 20, 1991.