Bachelor of Arts, University Illinois, 1943.
With, Chicago Journal Commerce, 1938-1946; member of staff, Herald-American, Chicago, 1946-1951; assistant photo editor, Herald-American, 1947-1951; member of staff, Chicago Daily News, 1951-1978; finance editor, Chicago Daily News, 1961-1965; assistant managing editor, Chicago Daily News, 1965-1969; national and foreign editor, Chicago Daily News, 1969-1977; chief editorial writer, Chicago Daily News, 1977-1978; editorial writer, Chicago Sun-Times, 1978-1984; professor journalism, Columbia College, Chicago, 1984-1991; consultant, Columbia College, Chicago, since 1992; columnist, Chicago Reporter, 1985-1990; senior editor, World Book Encyclopedia, 1965-1966; professional instructor, Medill School Journalism, Northwestern University, 1954-1961; freelance magazine writer, since 1951. Television commentator, 1958-1961.
Founding president Arlington Heights (Illinois) Human Relations Committee, 1965. Served to First lieutenant Army of the United States, 1943-1946, European Theatre of Operations. Member Alpha Kappa Lambda, Sigma Delta Chi.
Married Marilyn Elaine Johnson, February 23, 1952. Children— Kristin Mary, Elizabeth Carol, Mark Nicholas.