Bachelor of Arts, Johns Hopkins University, 1933; Master of Science in Journalism, Columbia University, 1934.
Writer for magazines, also engaged in public relations, 1934-1941; member of staff, This Week magazine, New York City, 1941-1949; associate editor, This Week magazine, 1945-1949; editor-in-chief, Argosy magazine, 1949-1953; also editorial director, Popular Publs. Company president, founder, Maco Magazine Corporation, New York City, 1953-1957; founder, Ridge Press, New York City, 1957; founder, Pound Press, 1981; public, VBI, New York City, 1979.
Advisory council International Center Photography. President Hiram Halle Memorial Library, Pound Ridge, New York. Member Phi Beta Kappa.
Clubs: Book Table.
Married Clarise Finger, November 26, 1936. Children: Michael Maury, Judy Ann Mason Underhill.