Bachelor, University of Chicago, 1962; Master of Arts, Harvard University, 1964.
Third secretary, United States Embassy, Rome, 1971-1972; special assistant, United States Liaison Office, Peking, China, 1973-1974; deputy principal officer, United States Consulate General, Danang, Republic of Vietnam, 1975; staff officer, Department State, Washington, 1975-1976; officer-in-charge Italian affairs, Department State, Washington, 1976-1978; first secretary, American Embassy, London, 1978-1981; deputy political advisor, United States Mission, Berlin, 1981-1983; deputy executive secretary, Department State, Washington, 1983-1986; United States ambassador, American Embassy, Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, 1986-1989; deputy for policy bureau european affairs, unites states department State, Washington, 1990-1991; deputy assistant secretary state for refugee programs, unites states department State, Washington, 1991-1993; senior deputy assistant secretary state for population, refugees and migration, unites states department State, Washington, 1993-1995; Bosnia humanitarian coordinator, unites states department of State, Washington, 1995-1995; director general, International Organisation Migration, Geneva, since 1998.
Served to captain United States Army, 1965-1971, Vietnam. Member Army and Navy Club (Washington), Bath Club (London).
Married Nancy Padlon, September 11, 1971. Children: Harley Joseph, Sarah Elizabeth.