AB, Harvard College, 1953. Master of Arts, Harvard University, 1954.
President, Van Cleef Jordan & Wood, New York City, 1970-1971; president, Controlled Equities, Inc., New York City, 1970-1980; vice president, Hamilton Gregg Capital, New York City, 1977-1980; president, Hamilton Gregg Capital, New York City, 1980-1984; president, Balding & Company. New York City, since 1983. Director Power Construction Company, Thomas, West Virginia, since 1990.
Board of directors Davis & Elkins College, 1980-1990. Visiting board member Walnut Hill School, Natick, Massachusetts, since 1992. President National Institute Social Sciences, New York City, 1994.
Lieutenant United States Army, 1955-1957, Korea. Member New York Society Security Analysts, New England Society, The Pilgrims, Links Club, Piping Rock Club, Harvard Club New York, Harvard Club Massachusetts.
Married Barbara Whitney, February 25, 1955 (divorced). 1 child, Elizabeth Balding Ruprecht.