Bachelor, University of Illinois, 1942; postgraduate, Northwestern University, 1947-1950; postgraduate, University of Chicago, 1947-1950; Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Lincoln College, 1986.
Various positions, Illinois Bell, Chicago, 1946-1958; general traffic manager, Illinois Bell, Chicago from assistant vice president public relations to general manager, Illinois Bell, Chicago, 1958-1969; vice president public relations, Illinois Bell, Chicago, 1969-1971; vice president operator services, Illinois Bell, Chicago, 1971-1980; vice president community affairs, Illinois Bell, Chicago, 1980-1985; member headquarters staff, American Telephone & Telegraph Company, New York City, 1955-1957; president, John T. Trutter Company, Inc., Chicago, since 1985; president, Chief Executive Officer, Chicago Convention and Visitors Bureau, 1985-1988; president, Chicago Tourism Council, 1988-1990; vice president, Professional Impressions Media Group, Inc., since 1998. Member of advisory board The Alford Group, Chicago, since 1984, Bozell-Worldwide, Chicago, 1994-1996. Chancellor Lincoln Academy of Illinois, since 1985.
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Past chairman, life trustee Jane Addams Hull House Chairman's Association United Cerebral Palsy Association Greater Chicago, 1967-1995, honorary chairman, since 1995, chairman Canal Corridor Association, since 1991. Board directors Chicago Crime Commission, Abraham Lincoln Association, Lyric Opera Chicago. Vice president English Speaking Union, 1989-1991,Board of Governors, since 1980.
Chairman of the Board City Colls. Chicago Foundation, 1987-1991. Past chairman Children's Home and Aid Society Illinois.
Vice president City Club Chicago. Treas.Chgo. United, 1970-1985. Member Illinois Economics Development Commission, 1985.
Past presiding co-chairman National Conference of Christians and Jews. Board directors Illinois Humane Society Foundation. Numerous others; Board of Governors Northwestern University Library.
Council, since 1984; trustee Lincoln (Illinois) College, 1987-1990, Mundelein College, 1988-1991. Member school problems county State Illinois Assembly, 1985-1991, special commission on administration of justicein Cook County, 1986-1992. Founding chairman advisory county Evanston History Society, 1995-1998.
Lieutenant colonel United States Army, 1945. Member Public Rels. Society American, Sangamon County History Society (founder, past president), Illinois State History Society (president 1985-1987), Council on Illinois History (chairman since 1991), University of Illinois Alumni Association (board directors 1990-1994), Tavern Club, Economics Club, Mid-American Club, Alpha Sigma Phi (National Merit Achievement award 1994), Phi Delta Phi. M C.
Married Edith English Woods II, June 17, 1950 (deceased). Children: Edith English II, Jonathan Woods.