Bachelor of Arts, University South Carolina., 1960; postgraduate, Boston University, 1962.
With, Columbia (South Carolina.) Newspapers Inc., since 1964; assistant managing editor, The State, 1972-1973; editor, The Columbia Record, 1973-1980; executive editor, The State and The Columbia Record, 1980-1990; editorial page editor, vice president, The State and The Columbia Record, since 1990.
Member South Carolina Consumer Affairs Commission. Trustee United Way, Columbia, member City of Columbia Bicentennial Commission. Chairman Crime Stoppers.
Board directors Providence Hospital Served with United States Air Force, 1961-1964. Member American Society Newspaper Editors, Associated Press Managing Editors Association, South Carolina Associated Press News Council (president), Association United States Army (president chapter), Sigma Delta Chi. Clubs: Summit, Capital City, Kiwanis (director local club).
Married Margaret Ann McMurray, March 3, 1962. Children: Thomas Neil, Melanie Ann, Patrick David.