Associate of Arts, Kendall College, Evanston, Illinois Bachelor in Political Science, University of Illinois.
Administrative assistant to Senate Majority Leader, State of Illinois, Springfield, 1966-1967;
director public affairs, Union League Club of Chicago, 1967-1968;
executive director, South Loop Improvement Organisation, Chicago, 1968-1969;
president, chief Executive officer, The Arrington Foundation, Chicago, since 1979;
president, chief Executive officer, Arrington Travel Center, Inc., Chicago, since 1969. Board directors Better Business Bureau, Chicago. Member of advisory board Continental Airlines, Chicago, Convention and Tourism Bureau.
Member National White House Conference Travel and Tourism, Preferred Hotels and Resorts Worldwide Travel Agent Advisory Board, Distinguished Entrepreneurship Board, University of Illinois, Chicago.
Board of directors Robert R. McCormick Chicago Boys & Girls Club, since 1982, Friendsof Prentice Hospital, Chicago, since 1986. Member chancellor's advisory board University of Illinois, Chicago Corporal United States Marine Corps, 1962-1964. Member American Society Travel Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, World President's Organisation, Economics Club of Chicago, Pacific Asia Travel Association, Chicago Club, Union League, Westmoreland Country Club, 100 Club Cook County, Chicago President's Organisation, Travel Business Roundtable, Chief Executives Organisation.
Married DeEtta Jane Watson, December 15, 1966 (divorced 1969). Married Trudi Jeanne Robertson, December 4, 1971 (divorced 1992). Children: Jennifer Lorraine, Patrick Browne.
Married Catherine L. Swainbank, July 14, 2006 (divorced 2008).