Bachelor of Science, Bradley University, 1952. Master of Arts, Bradley University, 1955.
Reporter Peoria Journal Star, 1947—1962, associate editor, 1963—1982. Visiting lecturer University Illinois, Urbana, 1982—1987. Coordinator, communications Human Service Center, Peoria, since 1988.
Lecturer Bradley University, Peoria, 1952—1982, Illinois State University, Normal, 1973. With United States Army, 1952-1954.
Chairman Illinois Advisory Committee United States Commission Civil Rights, since 1982. Member of American Newspaper Guild (president, local chapter 86 1960), Sigma Delta Chi (president, Illinois Valley chapter 1955-1957).
Married Margaret Jeanne Cornet, April 5, 1952. Children: Martha Bergien Jane, David Michael.