AB, Stanford University, 1946. Postgraduate, Trinity College. Postgraduate, Oxford University, England, 1953.
Doctor of Hebrew Literature, Lincoln College, Illinois, 1959. Doctor of Hebrew Literature, Fisk University, 1978. Doctor of Hebrew Literature, Roosevelt University, 1979.
Doctor of Letters, Lake Forest College, 1967.
Airport manager, Pan American Airways, 1943; assistant to producer, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1943-1944; partner, Norman Ross & Company, 1947-1950; owner, Norman Ross Record Club, 1951-1952; vice president public affairs, First National Bank Chicago, 1968-1979; senior vice president communications department, First National Bank Chicago, 1979-1981; senior vice president community affairs, First National Bank Chicago, 1981-1986; president, Ross-McElroy Prodns., Inc., 1962-1968; senior affairs commentator, Station World's Largest Store -television, Chicago, since 1989. Radio-television commentator NBC, ABC, Chicago, 1953-1964, ABC, Stations World's Greatest Newspaper and WBKB, Chicago, 1964-1968. Former columnist Chicago Daily News.
Served with infantry Army of the United States, World World War World War II. Member Phi Gamma Delta. Clubs: Chicago, Racquet, Oxford, Economic (Chicago), Wayfarers, Casino.
Children: Isabel, Diana.