Student, Wayne State University, 1953-1954; BJ, University of Michigan, 1959.
Member of staff, Chicago Tribune, since 1959; school board reporter, Chicago Tribune, 1961-1963; science editor, Chicago Tribune, since 1965.
Member of National Association Science Writers (president 1972-1973).
Married Jean Bond, May 6, 1961 (deceased July 1974). Children: Jeffrey, Kerry, Christopher. Married Donna Clausonthue, July 19, 1980.
Stepchildren: Paul Clausonthue, Lisa Clausonthue.