Bachelor in Journalism, University of Minnesota, 1950.
Newsman, United Press International, Milwaukee, 1950-1952; bureau manager, United Press International, Marion, Illinois, 1953-1955; managing editor, Industrial Marketing Magazine, Chicago, 1955-1964; editor, Office Appliances Magazine, Elmhurst, Illinois, 1964-1968; editor, Telephony Magazine, Chicago, 1968-1980; executive vice president, publication, Telephony Publication Corporation, Chicago, 1981-1987; consultant, Leo Sheridan Anderson Consulting, Gurnee, Illinois, 1988-1994. Freelance writer, Gurnee, since 1991. Christmas tree farmer Fair Wind Farm, Pardeeville, Wisconsin, since 1991.
With United States Army, 1943-1946, European Theatre of Operations. Member Illinois Writers Inc., Prairie State Canoeists, Lake Bluff Yacht Club (board directors 1988), Union League Club Chicago, Roadrunners International.
Married Phyllis Ann Doherty, January 3, 1953 (deceased June 1976). Children: Kathleen, Thomas, Kristi, Elizabeth, Janet, Michael. Married Rebecca Carlton, December 28, 1978 (divorced September 1991).
Children: Nicholas, David, Tedd, Amy.