Bachelor in Government, Dartmouth College, 1960. Master of Arts in Political Science (Woodrow Wilson fellow), University California, Berkeley, 1962.
With United Press International, Sacramento, 1962-1963. Reporter Life magazine, 1963-1965. With Los Angeles Times, 1965—2004, Atlanta bureau chief, 1970—1972, editor op-ed page, 1972, political writer, 1972-1977, 1984 Olympics writer, 1977-1984, investigative reporter insurance law, insurance politics & finance sports, 1985-1992.
Covering earthquakes, volcanoes, and other issues relating to geology, 1980. Columnist of consumer affairs, 1998-2001. Lecturer in field.
Memorial chairman Dartmouth Class of 1960, 1993-1995, class secretary since 1995.
Children: Kathleen, David.