Graduate, Hotchkiss School, 1939; Bachelor of Science, Yale University, 1943.
Treasurer, George Urban Milling Company, 1946-1953;
with, Buffalo Eve. News, since 1953;
assistant business manager, Buffalo Eve. News, 1957-1962;
business manager, Buffalo Eve.
News, 1962-1971; treasurer, director, Buffalo Eve. News, 1971-1974; president, public, Buffalo Eve. News, 1974-1983;
director G. F. Zellers Sons, Inc., 1948-1953.
Board directors Travelers Aid Society, 1953-1959, Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, 1960-1963, 73-76, 82-89, Young Men’s Christian Association, 1955-1968. Trustee Elmwood-Franklin School, 1967-1970. Trustee Canisius College, 1977-1983, board regents, 1972-1978.
Advisory board Medaille College, 1968-1983. Chairman parents council Hamilton College, 1977. Lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1946.
Member Buffalo Chamber of Commerce, New York State Publications Association (director 1970-1973, 76-79) Clubs: Mid-day (Buffalo), Tennis and Squash (Buffalo), Buffalo (Buffalo), Buffalo Country (Buffalo), Saturn (Buffalo), Pack (Buffalo). Sankaty Head (Nantucket). Nantucket Yacht.
Married Ruth deMoss Wickwire, April 28, 1948. Children: Ruth Robinson Urban Smith, Florence de Moss Urban Hunn, Henry Zeller, Ward Wickwire.