Bachelor, Williams College, 1958; postgraduate, New York University, 1960-1961.
Product manager, Simon & Schuster, New York City, 1960-1965;
public, general manager, Golden Press (division Western Public Company, Inc.), 1965-1970;
president, Larousse & Company, Inc., New York City, 1970-1982;
also board directors, Larousse & Company, Inc., New York City
president trade and reference division, Macmillan Public Company. New York City, 1982-1988;
president, chief Executive officer, Henry Holt & Company Inc., New York City, 1988-1996. Board directors The Frost Place, Music & More, Fitzhenry & Whiteside, National Book Foundation, chairman, 1993-1996.
Treasurer Columbia University Press, since 1994, vicechairman, since 1997. Member Executive Board MacMillan Ltd., 1995-1996.
Board directors Rye (New York ) Art Center, treasurer, 1973-1974. Board directors Northside Center for Child Development, 1981-1989, chairman, 1987-1989, advisory board, since 1990. Board directors 1115 Fifth Avenue Corporation, 1983-1994, 96-04, president, 1998-1903.
Board directors Museum of the City of New York, since 1999, Lycee Francais New York, 1994-1996, Volunteer Consultant Group, 1997, Each Child a Reader Foundation, 1996. Founding member Barrington Stage Company. Founding member, board directors Interlaken School Art, 1998-1901.
National advisory board Eudora Welty Foundation, 2002-2010. Trustee Leopold Schepp Foundation, since 2001, Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association American Center, 2003-2007. Board directors Manhattan Theater Club, 1991-1997, emeritus since 1997.
Member American Association Publications (board directors 1991-1995), Publications' Lunch Club (president 1990-1993), Century Association, Country Club Pittsfield, The River Club.
Married Mary Ann Goodman, May 3, 1980. Children by previous marriage: Timothy Bruno, Marc Albert (deceased), Christopher Louis. Stepchildren: J. Geoffrey Taylor, Luke J. Taylor (deceased), Adam J. Taylor, Joshua P. Taylor.