Graduate, Trinity College, Sioux City, Iowa, 1918; Bachelor of Science, Coe College, 1922; Bachelor of Civil Law, Georgetown University, 1923.
Member staff Sioux City Tribune, 1918, Cedar Rapids Republican and Cedar Rapids Gazette, 1919-1922, Washington Herald, 1922-1935. Purchased control Exponent, Clarksburg, West Virginia, 1935, sold 1940. Owner West Virginia Network Charleston, Clarksburg, Huntington,, Parkersburg, 1936-1950.
Former chairman board Kennedy Broadcasting Company (KFMB-KFMB-television), San Diego. Chairman board Kenco Enterprises, Incorporated.
With United States Army, World War I, captain United States Naval Reserve, World World War World War II, Member Iowa Bar Association, District of Columbia Bar Association, Metropolitan Club, National Press Club, Chevy Chase Club, Racquet and Tennis Club, LaJolla Beach and Tennis Club.
Son of Charles C. and Mary M. (Sullivan) K. Married Viera Hines, November 19, 1924 (divorce 1932). 1 child, John Hines.
Married Ellen Bruce Lee, November 21, 1932. Children: Patricia Henry (Mistress David Allen Grimsted), Davis Lee.