Student Mercer University.
Sports reporter Macon Telegraph and News, Georgia, 1955-1960, bureau chief Atlanta, 1960-1961. Political reporter, editor Atlanta Constitution, 1961-1965, editor, 1968-1975. Editor, public San Francisco Examiner, 1975-1981.
Public Baltimore Sun, from 1981. President A.S. Abell Public Company.
Member policy committee Johns Hopkins Center for Metropolitan Planning and Research. Executive board Baltimore Urban League. Board directors United Way of Central Maryland, advisory council School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University.
Trustee Johns Hopkins Hospital, Loyola College of Baltimore. Board directors economic development council. Washington/Baltimore Regional Association.
Chairman founding committee Friends of Library and Gallery, University Maryland Baltimore County. Board directors development council Baltimore/Washington International Airport. Active 9th National Workshop on Christian and Jewish relations, Institute for Health Policy Analysis, Georgetown University.
Member of Maryland, Baltimore Country, Elkridge, Center.
Married Virginia Rawls (divorced). Children– Karen, Susan. Married Fredye Wright, February 15, 1981.