Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service, Georgetown University, 1961. Linguist, Defense Language Institute, Washington, 1967.
Staff assistant, E.P.L. Apelbaum, Inc., Philadelphia, 1969-1970; consultant, Division Philately, USPOD, Washington, 1970-1971; professor philatelist, Washington, 1972-1974; vice president, Confederate Philately Inc., Boston, 1975-1976; assistant curator, Philatelic Foundation, New York City, 1976-1987; postal historian and research, Kernersville, North Carolina, since 1988.
Board of directors Kernersville Historic Preservation Society, 1991-1993. Captain United States Army, 1962-1968. Member American Philatelic Society, Confed.
Stamp Alliance (former president), United States.Philatelic Classics Society, North Carolina Postal History Society (former director), Virginia Postal History Society, Sons of Confed. Veterans, Sons of the Revolution, Military Order of Stars and Bars (former lieutenant commander), Piscataqua Pioneers.
Married Maria Petrova Lilova. Children: Tiffany Anne, Justin Magruder, Alexander Lee.