Bachelor of Science, University Illinois, 1938.
Early Life and After studying journalism at the University of Illinois at Chicago and graduating in 1938, Mabley worked for the City News Bureau, the Associated Press and then as a reporter for the Chicago Daily News before serving four years as a United States. Navy lieutenant during the war. He returned to the Daily News in 1948 as a columnist. He joined the Chicago American in 1961, and remained there as a columnist and associate editor until, now a tabloid known as Chicago Today, it folded in 1974.
Mabley then took up a long-standing post as the well-respected columnist of the Chicago Tribune, writing some 8,000 columns on a wide range of issues.
In his later years he became columnist of the suburban Chicago Daily Herald from which he finally retired in 2004 at around 88 years of age. In addition to his journalistic career, Jack operated a corporate communications business from his adopted home town of Chicago, hosting a nightly radio show.
He also served as president of the Chicago suburb of Glenview for a number of years. The Jack Mabley Developmental Center in Dixon, Illinois, a state run residential home for the mentally disabled, is named after him in honour of his generous support and fundraising activities.
Mabley had created the Forgotten Children"s Fund, which raised money for the centre.
His autobiography entitled "Halas, Hef, the Beatles and Maine" was published in 1967. Mabley died in Chicago on January 6, 2006 from natural causes. Mabley"s wife Frances is a resident at Chestnut Square at The Glen, a senior living community in Glenview, Illinois.
President Village of Glenview, Illinois, 1957-1961, Skokie Valley Community Hospital, Skokie, Illinois, 1977-1979. Served from ensign to lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1941-1945.
Married Frances Habeck, August 29, 1940. Children: Mike, Jill, Ann, Pat, Robert.