Bachelor of Arts, University of Michigan, 1947.
University of Michigan correspondent, Detroit Times, 1940-1941; with, Selective Service System, 1945; with, Kansas City Star, 1947-1977; editorial writer, Kansas City Star, 1954-1963; associate editor, Kansas City Star, 1963-1967; editor, Kansas City Star, 1967-1977; executive vice president, Kansas City Star, 1971-1975; president, Kansas City Star, 1975-1977; lecturer, William Allen White School Journalism, U. Kansas, 1978; associate professor, William Allen White School Journalism, U. Kansas, 1978-1987.
Member national executive council Episcopal Church, 1981-1985. Trustee William Allen White Foundation Served with Army of the United States, World World War II, PTO. Member American Society Newspaper Editors, National Conference Editorial Writers, Kansas City Press Club, Sphinx, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Eta Sigma, Sigma Delta Chi. Clubs: Lake Quivira.
Married Virginia Elizabeth Graham, December 21, 1941 (deceased). 1 son, William Wallace (deceased). Married Betty Krall Thomas, November 16, 1979.