Associate of Arts, Wright Junior College, 1958. Bachelor of Science J., Northwestern University, 1960. Master of Science J., Northwestern University, 1961.
Reporter, Chicago City News Bureau, 1960-1961; reporter, Hollister Newspapers, Wilmette, Illinois, 1961-1964; reporter, Chicago Sun Times, 1964-1993; political editor, columnist, Chicago Sun Times, 1972-1976; Washington correspondent, Chicago Sun Times, 1977-1986; Washington bureau chief, Chicago Sun Times, 1987-1993.
Member The White House Corrs. Association (board directors 1988-1991), Gridiron Club. Clubs: National Press, Gridiron.
Married Jerilyn Clara Ellis, February 6, 1965. Children: Corin Jerome, Miles Girard.