Student, Cornell College, Mount Vernon, Iowa, 1945; Bachelor of Science, Massachusetts College Art, 1951; student, Boston University Graduate School Education, 1951-1952.
Teacher, Boston public schools, 1952; editorial cartoonist, Woburn (Massachusetts) Times, 1947-1951; editorial cartoonist, Lowell (Massachusetts) Sun, 1952-1953; editorial cartoonist, New York Daily News, 1953; editorial cartoonist, Boston Post, 1953-1956; editorial cartoonist, Boston Herald Traveler, 1956-1972; editorial cartoonist, Boston Herald American, 1972-1976; editorial cartoonist, Manchester Union Leader, N.H. Sunday News, since 1977.
Member Diocese of Boston Ecumenical Commission, 1975-1977. Trustee Catholic Charities for Diocese of Boston. Board directors Marr Boys and Girls Club, Dorchester, Massachusetts Served with United States Naval Reserve, 1943-1945.
Member National Cartoonist Society, Association American Editorial Cartoonists. Clubs: Boston Press (president 1967-1968), Winchester Country.
Married Dorothy Esther Fitzpatrick, January 20, 1951. Children: Patricia Dobbins Osborn, William, Mary Dobbins Hintlian, James Joseph, Rita Dobbins McGoldrick, Mark, Dorothy Dobbins Claflin, Christopher, John, Maura.