BJ, University Missouri, 1956. AM, University Missouri, 1962.
Reporter, editor, editorial writer, Neosho (Missouri) Daily News, Joplin (Missouri) Globe, Columbia Missourian, 1956-1961; instructor journalism, U. Missouri, Columbia, 1961-1962; aide to, Congressman Durward Hall from Missouri, Washington, 1962-1963; legislation assistant, president secretary, executive assistant to, United States Senator John Tower from Texas, Washington, 1963-1969; deputy assistant, Secretary Defense for Public Affairs, unites states department Defense, Washington, 1969-1972; assistant, Secretary Defense for Public Affairs, Washington, 1973-1974; vice president public and government affairs, AMTRAK, 1974-1975; executive vice president, general manager, American Newspaper Publications Association and ANPA Foundation, Washington, 1975-1987; president, American Newspaper Publications Association and ANPA Foundation, Washington, 1987-1991; public, Presstime magazine, 1980-1990; vice president public affairs, The Freedom Forum, Arlington, Virginia, 1991-1995; executive director, The Freedom Forum Newseum, 1991-1993; deputy director, The Newseum, Arlington, Virginia, 1995-1997; member of advisory committee, The Newseum, Arlington, Virginia, since 1998. Board directors World Press Freedom Com. Past chairman National Press Foundation.
Captain Army of the United States, 1956-1958. Member Society Professional Journalists, National Press Club.
Married Shirley Margarette Beavers, October 17, 1956 (deceased September 15, 2003). Children: Daniel Volmer, Cynthia Diane, Thomas Eric. Married Jacqueline Wade Grant, April 24, 2004.