Student, Columbia University, 1916-1917; student, City College of New York, 1917-1920.
Reporter, state editor, night city editor, Utica Daily Press, 1920-1925; editor, co-public, New York State Square and Compass (Masonic weekly newspaper-magazine), 1924-1927; special assignment and feature writer, Utica Observer-Dispatch, 1927-1928; deputy public safety commissioner, City of Utica, 1928-1929; associate editor, Yonkers (New York) Statesman, 1930-1932; associate editor, Yonkers Herald Statesman, 1932-1938; editor, Yonkers Herald Statesman, 1938-1967; editor emeritus, consultant, Yonkers Herald Statesman, from 1967; daily columnist Prayer for Today, Herald Statesman and other newspapers, from 1942; associate, then vice president, Westchester Rockland Newspapers, from 1957. Lecturer, radio speaker. Member Pulitzer Prize jury, 1964.
With United States Army, 1918. Member American Society Newspaper Editors, New York State Society Newspaper Editors (past president), National Editorial Writers Conference New York State Publications Association, New York State Associate Dailies, National Civic League (contributor articles to review), Proportional Representation League (trustee), Citizenship Clearing House, Westchester County History Society, Yonkers History Society (honorary), Yonkers Chamber of Commerce, B'nai B'rith, Masons, Rotary, Sigma Delta Chi.
Married Bertha Emma Schnitzer, December 28, 1924. 1 child, Merton Lawrence.