Bachelor, Illinois Wesleyan University, 1958. Doctor of Laws, Illinois Wesleyan University, 1986.
Vice president, general manager United Press International, New York City, 1960-1980. General manager San Antonio Express, 1981-1982. President, public Boston Herald, 1982-1984.
President, chief executive officer Sun Times Company, Chicago, 1984-1988. President, public Chicago Sun-Times. President Williams Press, Chicago Heights, Illinois.
Director Peterson Outdoor Advertising Agency, Orlando, Florida.
Principal Chicago United, Childrens Memorial Hospital. Board directors Chicago Association Commerce and Industry, Chicago Central Area Committee, Lyric Opera, Chicago. Trustee Illinois Wesleyan University, Mundelein College.
Member Chicago Newspaper Publications Association (president 1984-1985), Sigma Delta Chi Clubs: Union League (New York City). Chicago, Commercial (Chicago).
Children– Douglas Robert, Stephen William. Married Nancy Kelly Merrill, June 7, 1984. Stepchildren– Christina, Amanda.