Bachelor of Science, Michigan State University, 1944.
With, Young American Public, New York City, 1946-1948;
founder, principal, Robert Edgell & Associates (merged with Davidson Public Company, 1951-1962), New York City, 1948-1951;
executive vice president, Ojibway Press, Inc. (after merger with Davidson Public Company), 1962-1968;
various positions, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich (after merger with Ojibway Press, Inc.), 1968-1976;
president, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich Publs., 1977;
chairman, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich Publs., 1977-1987;
senior vice president business publications and broadcasting group, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich Publs., 1977-1978;
executive vice president, president and head general books, magazines and broadcasting group, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich Publs., 1978-1987;
also board directors, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich Publs.
vice-chairman, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc., 1985-1987;
chairman, Edgell Communications, Inc., Cleveland, 1987-1990;
consultant, Edgell Communications, Inc., Cleveland, 1990. Trustee The Advertising Council.
Two term chairman American Business Press.
Board of directors Cleveland Ballet. Trustee Cleveland Clinic. Member Association Business Publications (past chairman, member public's advising committee), Manufacturers Association.
Married Yvonne de Clairmont Richardson, November 10, 1981. Children: Robin, Douglas, Sarah, Deborah, Jane.