Bachelor, University of California, Berkeley, 1944.
Senior editor, William Morrow & Company, 1956-1958; head trade division, G.P. Putnam's Sons, publications, San Francisco, 1966-1970; editor-in-chief, executive vice president, G.P. Putnam's Sons, publications, San Francisco, 1972-1986; director, G.P. Putnam's Sons, publications, San Francisco, 1972-1977; senior editor, West, Simon & Shuster, 1977-1986; owner, McIntosh McKee Dodds, literature agency, New York City, 1960-1966; editor-in-chief, Holt, Rinehart-Winston, New York City, 1970-1972.
National board Santa Fe Opera, 1970-1986, St. Johns College, Annapolis and Santa Fe, 1970-1972. With United States Naval Reserve, 1941-1944. Member Coffee House, Doubles, Knickerbocker, Bohemian.
Married Vivian Vance, January 16, 1961 (deceased 1979).