Student College William and Mary, 1934.
Radio business, Buenos Aires, 1934, 1936. Advertising department Call-Chronicle Newspapers, Allentown, Pennsylvania, 1936—1942. Vice president advisory director Baytown Sun, Texas, 1943—1955.
Public owner Cleveland Daily Banner, Tennessee, 1955—1994. President Cleveland Newspapers, Inc., 1956—1967. Executive vice president Southern Newspapers, Inc., 1963—1969.
President Syd S. Gould Associates, 1966—1994, Bolivar Newspapers, Inc., 1967—1994, Ironton Tribune Corporation Ohio, Franklin Newspapers, Inc., Comet-Press Newspapers, Thibodaux, Louisiana, Milton Newspapers, Inc., Florida. Member Regional Small Business Advisory Council. With United States Naval Reserve, World World War II.
Secretary Bradley County (Tennessee) Industrial Development Board, 1961—1994. Board director Providence Hospital. President Bradley County Heart Association, 1960—1961.
Member of Eagle Scout Association, Navy League, United States Naval Institute, United States Power Squadron, United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, Gulf Coast Conservation Association, Southern Newspapers Publications Association, American Newspaper Publications Association, Bureau Advertising, Tennessee Press Association, Newspaper Advertising Executives Association, Bay Point Yacht Club, Inc, Athelstan Club, Yachting of America Club, Isle Dauphine Country Club, Bayou Country Club, Mobile Big Game Fishing, Capitol Hill Club, International Trade, Commodore Club, Bienville Club, Sigma Delta Chi.
Married Grace Leich, May 22, 1938. 1 child, Nancy Hamilton (Mistress Lucien M. Gex, Junior.