Bachelor of Civil Engineering, College City New York, 1936. Master of Civil Engineering, College City New York, 1938.
Engineer Gibb & Hill, Consultant Engineers, New York City, 1937. City planner New York Planning Communications, 1938—1941. Consultant United States Bureau Budget, Executive Office President, Washington, 1942.
Assistant loan officer, planning consultant, assistant vice president, vice president First Federal Savings & Loan, Chicago, 1946—1957. President, chief executive officer Madison Bank & Trust Company, 1957—1984, chairman board, since 1974. President, chairman board, chief executive officer Madison Finance Corporation, 1974—1984, chairman board, chief executive officer, 1985—1987, chairman board, since 1987.
Chairman, board directors Madison National Bank, Niles, 1974—1987, director, since 1987. Chairman board, chief executive officer 1st National Bank Wheeling, MFC Mortgage Company. Chairman Century Savings Bancorp, 1988—1989.
Lieutenant Commander United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1946.
Board directors Metropolitan Housing and Planning Council, since 1950, president, 1975—1976, Elementary School Board, Park Ridge, Illinois, 1956—1959, member, 1953—1959. Chairman Gateway Committee, Chicago, 1958—1963, Joint Action Committee Civic Associations, Chicago Campus University Illinois, 1960—1961. Board directors Duncan Young Men’s Christian Association, 1964—1977.
Member executive committee Archdiocesan Commission Human Relations and Ecumenism, 1969—1972. Member Mayor's Commission Landmarks Preservation Council, 1972—1975, Executive Service Corporation, since 1988. Citizens board Loyola University, Chicago.
Member finance committee Holy Name Cathedral, since 1985. Member advisory board Catholic Charities, since 1986. Member of American Society of Civil Engineers, Newcomen Society North America, Navy League United States, American Institute Planners, Illinois Bankers Association (federal legislation and regulation committee), American Bankers Association, Knights Malta (decorated), American Legion, Park Ridge Country Club, Economic Club, University Club (Chicago), Bankers Club, Alpha Beta Gamma, Lambda Alpha.
Married Flora Dorothy DeMuro, April 26, 1941. Children: Andrew A., Marcia Rosamond Buchanan.