Bachelor of Arts Kansas, 1942. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Washburn University, 2001.
Associate editor Topeka State Journal, 1946-1947. Editor, public Santa Maria (California) Times, 1948-1952. Rewrite and copy editor Denver Post, 1953-1954.
Staff member Associated Press (Denver bureau), 1954-1955. Executive vice president Stauffer Publications, Inc., 1955-1969. General manager Topeka Capital-Journal, 1957-1969.
President Stauffer Communications, Inc., 1969-1986, chairman, 1986-1992.
Past president Topeka Young Men’s Christian Association. Past chairman advisory board St. Francis Hospital. Past chairman Metropolitan Topeka Airport Authority.
Trustee William Allen White Foundation, Midwest Research Institute, Washburn University Endowment Assn, Board Visitors Menningen Foundation With United States Army Air Force, 1942-1945. Member Kansas Press Association (past president), Inland Daily Press Association (past director), Air Force Association (past president Topeka), Kansas University Alumni Association (past director), Kansas Chamber of Commerce and Industry (past chairman), Defense Orientation Conference Association (director), Topeka Country Club (past director), Top of the Tower Club, La Quinta (California) Country Club, Masons (32d degree), Arab Shrine, Phi Delta Theta (past chapter president), Sigma Delta chi (past chapter president).
Married Suzanne R. Wallace, February 16, 1945 (divorced 1961). Children: Peter, Clay, Charles. Married Elizabeth D. Priest, July 14, 1962 (divorced 1991).
Children: Elizabeth, Grant. Married Madeline A. Sargent, November 27, 1992.