BJ, Butler University, 1942. Bachelor of Science in Military Engineering, United States Military Academy, 1945.
Commissioned Second lieutenant United States Army, 1945, advanced through grades to 1st lieutenant, 1948, resigned, 1949. Editor Noblesville (Indiana) Ledger, 1949-1970, public, 1970-1985. Professor, chairman department journalism Butler University, Indianapolis, 1985-1987.
Secretary Indiana Republican State Committee, Indianapolis, 1957-1968, chairman, 1972-1973. Member Republican National Committee, Washington, 1972-1973, 79-84. Member of Englewood Golf and Country (Florida).
Dramatic, Players (Indianapolis).
Married Georgianne Davis, June 3, 1953. Children: Anne deHayden, Neal Petri, Andrea Davis Neal Schmelzer.