AB, Harvard University, 1942.
Reporter Washington Post, 1945-1956. Washington correspondent Boston Globe, 1956-1957. Editor Globe, 1965-1985.
President Center for Foreign Journalists, Reston, Virginia, from 1985.
Served with United States Coast Guard Reserve, 1942-1945, European Theatre of Operations. Member of Tavern, Drifter's (Boston). Century (New York City).
Married Elizabeth S. Coolidge, September 5, 1942. Children– Margaret S., Laurence P., Joanna S., Benjamin W.