Bachelor in Journalism and Advertising, Michigan State University, 1953; postgraduate, Alliance Francaise, Paris, 1963.
Field representative, Young and Rubicam, Inc., New York City, 1956-1958; assistant all-media buyer, Young and Rubicam, Inc., Chicago, 1958-1960; senior all-media buyer, Young and Rubicam, Inc., Los Angeles, 1960-1962; journalist, Tufty News Service, Paris, 1962-1964; secretary, treasurer, Tufty News Service, Washington, 1956-1986; media director, American Bakers Coop, Teaneck, New Jersey, 1964-1965; supervisor, account representative, J. Walter Thompson Company, Washington, 1965-1972; president, Chairman of the Board, Ad Agency, Inc., Washington, 1971-1981; president, Chairman, Board Of Directors, Communications Sales, Inc., Washington, 1975-1981; Chairman of the Board, Aloha Advertising Inc., Honolulu, 1981-1986; now freelance writer.
Board of directors People Attentive to Children, 1983-1986, Hawaii Kai Neighborhood Board, 1986, 88. With United States Army, 1953-1956. Member National Press Club.
Married Mary Elizabeth White, June 3, 1967. Children: Patti Alyn, James Junior, Valentina Ivern.