Bachelor of Science in Journalism, University Illinois, 1951. Bachelor of Laws, Columbia University, 1957.
Associate editor New Leader magazine, 1962. Prosecuting attorney criminal division Los Angeles City Attorney' General’ s Office, 1965-1966. Director program development Selmur Productions, 1967-1970.
Served with United States Army, 1952-1954. Member Writers Guild American, New York Newspaper Guild, American Trial Lawyers Association.
Married JoAnn Ruth Friede, September 1958. Children– James William, Douglas Andrew.