Bachelor of Arts, Muhlenberg College, 1931; Master of Arts, University Pennsylvania, 1932.
Editorial writer Philadelphia Public Ledger, 1929-1932. Editor Lehigh Valley Review, 1933. Manager National Advertising Service, 1933-1936.
Manager college public Prentice-Hall, 1936-1937. Staff public relations Earl Newsom & Company, 1937-1939. General manager book public American Education Press, publications director Current Science and Aviation, vice president, general manager Charles E. Merrill, also Wesleyan University Press, 1939-1956.
Vice president new public American Book-Stratford Press, Inc., 1956-1958. President Bobbs Merrill Company, Inc. (public The Joy of Cooking), 1959-1963, Book Publications Project, Incorporated, New York York City, 1963-1986, Book Publications Enterprises, Incorporated, New York York City, 1986-1989.
Public The New Lexicon Dictionary of Basic Words. Editorial director Child's First Encyclopedia. Editor Dictionary of Basic Words, American edition Blyton Secret Seven Series.
Member education board Education magazine. Governing editorial board Military Public Institute. President Hughes Miller Publications Projects, Inc., Four Seasons Estates Inc., Lake Tahoe, California.
Chairman board Inter-Association Book Public Consultant, since 1966. Executive committee, director Devon Group, Inc. (formerly General Education Services corporation).
Director, chairman acquisition committee American Book-Stratford Press, Inc. Founder Weekly Reader Children's Book Club, 1953. President Lottery Information Services, Inc., California, from 1985.
With production Dial-a-Children's Story Service.
Member American Film Institute (charter), American Childhood Association National Council Social Studies, Professional Bookmen American (past president, founder member), Association Childhood Education International (director), American Institute Graphic Arts (chairman textbook clinic), American Textbook Public Institute (chairman plans and program 1954-1956, director), American Association School Administrators, Association Supervision and Curriculum Development, National Education Association (life), Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association London and Los Angeles (executive committee), American National Theatre Association (director since 1973), Ohio Society of New York, International Reading Association, Newcomen Society North America, Phi Beta Alpha, Kappa Beta Phi. Clubs: University, Columbus Country (Ohio). Dutch Treat, Metropolitan, Canadian, Players (New York City).
Siwanoy Country (Bronxville). Authors (London). Lodges: Masons.
Married Doris Gloria Ross, January 1, 1936 (divorced). Children: Bruce Hyatt, Stephen Hughes. Married Mala Powers, May 17, 1970.