Bachelor, Trinity College. Postgraduate, Columbia University.
Executive editor school department Macmillan Incorporated, New York York City, 1954-1966. Editor-in-chief Harper & Row Inc., Evanston, Illinois, 1966-1968, Rand McNally & Company, Chicago, 1968-1969. Executive vice president, editor-in-chief McDougal, Littell & Company, Evanston, since 1969.
Served with Army of the United States, 1943-1945, European Theatre of Operations. Member American Association Publications, National Council Teachers English, Chicago Horticultural Society, Chicago Council Foreign Relations, Alpha Delta Phi Clubs: Michigan Shores (Wilmette, Illinois).
Married Eleanor Jean Tomlinson, June 19, 1953 (divorced January 15, 1970). Children: Julia H., Nancy T., Laura E. Married Joy Clary Hartmann, March 30, 1971.