Bachelor, St. Francis College, Loretto, Pennsylvania, 1941. Bachelor of Laws, Juris Doctor, Duquesne University.
Publicity director Pittsburgh Steelers, 1942-1948. Sports writer, sports editor Pittsburgh Press Company, 1949-1983. Elector Professional Football Hall of Fame.
Board directors Scoreboard Fund. Served to lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1946. Member Pittsburgh Press Club (director 1968-1980) Clubs: Rolling Hills Country, Pittsburgh Press, Allegheny.
Married Eileen Hamilton, November 24, 1962. Children– Linda Maureen, Patricia Michele, James L. Hamilton III (stepson).