AB cum laude, Hobart College, 1938. Master of Arts, University Buffalo, 1940.
Instructor psychology University Buffalo, 1939—1940. Boys' work secretary Humboldt Branch Young Men’s Christian Association, Buffalo, 1940—1944, Arnett Branch, Rochester, 1944—1950. Founder, director Frontier Valley Day Camp, 1946—1950.
Director public relations Young Men’s Christian Association, Rochester, Monroe County, 1956—1974. Production manager Storm Advertising Company, Rochester, 1950—1953. Vice president, visual director, 1956.
Production manager Hanford & Greenfield Advertising Company, Rochester, 1953—1955. Director public relations Easter Seal Society, 1975—1980. Independent public clip artwork, since 1975.
Ruling elder Central Presbyterian Church, 1953—1975. Vestryman St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 1977—1984. Warden, since 1985; board directors Center Dispute Settlement, since 1986.
Member of International Association Retired Young Men’s Christian Association Directors, Public Relations Society America (accredited, president Rochester chapter 1965-1966), Association Professional Directors Young Men’s Christian Association, Association Secretaries (president Western New York district 1959-1960), Association Boys' Work Secretaries (state president 1947-1950), Epsilon Pi Sigma.
Married Anne M. McCarthy, September 2, 1940. Children: Mary Ludlow Bookout, Thomas Hibbard.