Bachelor, University Iowa, 1946. Master of Arts, University Iowa, 1947.
Editor, The Daily Iowan, Iowa City, 1946-1947; copy editor, Baltimore Sun, 1947-1948; writer, Associated Press, Baltimore, 1948-1950; columnist, reporter, Washington Star, 1950-1957; director, professor, School Journalism, Pennsylvania State University, 1957-1969; professor journalism, School Journalism, Pennsylvania State University, 1969-1985; professor emeritus, School Journalism, Pennsylvania State University, since 1985; correspondent S.E. division, Bowls magazine, since 1990.
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Board directors Mellet Fund for a Free and Responsible Press, 1967-1984, president, 1976-1984. Admissions committee member Washington Journalism Center, 1968-1978. Trustee 1st Unitarian Church Orlando, 1991-1994.
1st lieutenant United States Army Air Force, World World War World War II. Member Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (chairman division mass communications and society 1966-1967), Society Professional Journalists, American Lawn Bowls Association (Southeast representative national council since 1995), Omicron Delta Kappa.
Married Frances Jean Prudhon, July 3, 1943. Children: Geri, Gibson Eugene, Susan, Michael Jay.