Bachelor in Journalism, University Missouri, 1948.
Copy editor, reporter Peoria Star, Illinois, 1948-1954. Reporter, feature writer, columnist Chicago Daily News, 1954-1978. Columnist Chicago Sun Times, 1978-1997, freelance weekly columnist, 1997-2001.
Chairman Chicago Journalism Hall of Fame Committee, 2005.
With United States Army, 1950-1952. Member Chicago Newspaper Guild (Page One award 1973), Chicago Press Club (vice president 1984-1987, president 1987).
Son of Harry Conrad Herguth and Loretta (Oberreither) Herguth-Slimmer. M.Margaret Ann Silsbee, April 16, 1966. Children: Amy Rene, Robert Charles, Mary Jennifer.