Student, Washington University, St. Louis, 1935—1936. Student, American Advertising Federation Meterology School, 1942—1946. Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Columbia University, 1948.
Freelance writer, novelist, Berwyn, Pennsylvania, from 1948. Producer, writer Columbia Broadcasting System-television, Radio, St. Louis, 1957—1960. Development, speechwriter Washington University, 1961—1963.
Article editor, co-founder Trans-Action Magazine, 1964—1969. Writer, editor Smith-Kline Pharmaceutical, Philadelphia, 1969. Medical writer, editor University Pennsylvania, 1969—1974.
Brochure writer National Institute of Mental Health, 1974—1975. Warrant officer (junior grade) United States Air Force, 1942-1946, PTO.
Married Juanita Frances Frazier, October 13, 1956. Children: David Ely, Daniel Asher, Lawrence Samuel, James Nathan.