Graduate, Phillips Exeter Academy, 1919. Doctor of Laws, New York University, 1948.
Clerk National Bank Commerce, New York City, 1921-1922, J. Henry Schroder & Company, London, 1922-1923. With International Acceptance Bank, Incorporated, New York York City, 1923-1930. Assistant vice president Bank of the Manhattan Company, 1930-1932, vice president, 1932, United States Trust Company New York, 1933-1938, trustee, 1937-1962, 1st vice president, 1938-1947, president, 1947-1958, chairman board, 1958-1962.
Board directors Atlantic Mutual Companies, Home Life Insurance Company. Chairman investment committee Royal Globe Group. Trustee Seamen's Bank for Savings.
Board directors Union Theological Seminary, Metropolitan Opera Association. Trustee Presbyterian Hospital. Vice president J.P. Morgan Library.
1st lieutenant American Expeditionary Force, 1917-1919. Member Academy Political Science, New York State Chamber of C. (vice president), English-Speaking Union, Pilgrims of the United States, Society Cincinnati, Hugenot Society, Council on Foreign Relations, Pinnacle Club, Metropolitan Opera Club, Bankers, Links, Century Association, Downtown Association, University Club, American Yacht Club.
Married Laura Beaumont Pratt, May 27, 1924. Children: Benjamin, John Erwin, Laura Guitton.