Hugh Sidey was born on September 3, 1927 in Greenfield, Iowa, USA as Hugh Swanson Sidey. He was married to Anne Sidey. He died on November 21, 2005 in Paris, France.
- Contributing editor at Time magazine.
- Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume 7, 2003-2005, pages 513-514. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2007.