Bachelor, Suffolk University, 1947. Master of Arts, Boston University, 1948. Postgraduate, Boston University, 1950.
Production manager, Lawrence Advertising Agency, Boston, 1946-1950; public relations director, Creighton U., Omaha, 1950-1966; vice president, partner, Holland Dreves Reilly, Inc., Omaha, 1966-1974; professor, communications, University Nebraska, Omaha, 1972-1987; writer, self-employed, Omaha, since 1954. Public relations consultant Bill Ramsey Associations, Omaha, since 1988.
Candidate 2d District Congress, Nebraska, 1970. Active numerous civic organizations including American Red Cross, National Conference Christians and Jews, others. 1st lieutenant infantry, United States Army, 1942-1946, European Theatre of Operations.
Member Public Relations Society of America (president 1988, Professional of Year award 1985), International Association Business Communicators, Omaha Press Club.
Married Regina Marie McKenzie, June 9, 1945. Children: Kathleen, Eileen, Colleen, Michaela, Christine, Hugh, Moira, Donal, Michael, Pegeen.