BJ, University Missouri, 1942. Master of Arts in Journalism, American University, Washington, 1965.
Script/commercials writer KBWD radio, Brownwood, Texas, 1942—1943. Newscast writer KMOX radio, St. Louis, 1943—1944. Writer humorous dialogues WRC radio, Washington, 1949.
Freelance writer quiz show questions WRC-television, 1950—1952. Washington correspondent Kinston Daily Free Press, 1954—1964, foreign correspondent, 1952, reporter, 1953. Ghost writer weekly colonel Congressman Charles Jonas, Washington, 1953—1954.
Editor National Academy Engineering, 1965—1966. Researcher, book author World Traveler National Geography Society Special Publications, 1967—1987. Writer, researcher, public Washington and Santa Fe, New Mexico, from 1987.
Chairman curriculum study committee District of Columbia Board Managers, Parent-Teachers Association, Washington, 1958—1962. Board directors The Santa Fe Playhouse, from 2000. Member of New Mexico Writers Association, National Congress of Parents and Teachers (life).
Married Edwin Marion Snell, May 4, 1944 (divorced ). Children: James Loftin Snell, Suzanne Snell Tesh.