Student, Princeton University, 1976. Bachelor in American Civilization, University Iowa, 1962. Postgraduate, University Iowa, 1963.
Editor Iowa Defender, Iowa City, 1961-1963. Reporter Southern Illinoisan, Carbondale, Illinois, 1963, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 1964-1971, editorial writer, 1971-1985. Business and economics editor News Bureau University Illinois, Urbana, since 1985.
Executive board Newspaper Guild Local 47, St. Louis, 1970-1972. Founding editor St. Louis Journalism Review, since 1972. Visitor program European Communities, Belgium, England, Federal Republic Germany, France, 1983.
Discussion leader Great Decisions Series, St. Louis, 1969, 83-84. Executive committee Euclid Montessori School, St. Louis, 1983. Served with United States Navy, 1956-1958.
Member Princeton Club (St. Louis and Chicago).
Married Gail Ramsay, February 3, 1962 (divorced September 1965). Married Marcia Kay Farrell, August 1, 1969 (divorced February 1989). Children: Joseph Farrell, Helen Nada.