Graduate, Phillips Academy, 1943. Student, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1944. Bachelor of Science, University Pennsylvania, 1949.
Doctor of Philosophy in Public Service (honorary), University Maryland University College, 1995.
With Owens-Corning Fiberglas Corporation, 1949-1981, from sales manager home building products to executive vice president Toledo, 1962—1981. Co-chairman The Ryland Group, Columbia, Maryland, 1981-1982, chairman, Chief Executive Officer, 1982-1991. Director The Delaware Group of Funds, 1991-2000.
Secretary Enterprise Homes, Inc., 1992-2000, New Homes by Enterprise, Inc., 2000-2001. Retired, 2001
Statutory visiting committee United States National Bureau Standards, 1972-1977. Advisory committee Federal National Mortgage Association, 1977-1978, 85-86.
Visiting committee Massachusetts Institute of Technology-Harvard Joint Center for Urban Studies. Chairman Producers Advisory Forum, 1977-1981. Member national advisory board Way Station, 2004-2008,executive committee member Harriet Tubman URR conference.
Member, Wye Fellows Aspen Institute, 2007.
Visiting committee Harvard University Graduate School Design, 1981-1986. Chairman Howard County United Way Campaign, Maryland, 1987. Chairman Community Partnerships, 1991-1994.
Board directors National Institute for Urban Wildlife, 1986-1990, United Way Central Maryland, 1987-1991, Howard County General Hospital, 1988-1994, NAHB Research Foundation, 1989-1992, Alliance to End Childhood Lead Poisoning, 1990-1993, Memorial Hospital Foundation, since 2004. Advisory board University Maryland Engineering School, 1990-2003, Continuing Education Johns Hopkins University, 1988-1991. Policy advisory board Harvard Joint Center Housing Studies, 1984-1994.
Chancellor's advisory committee University Maryland Systems, 1988-2001, chairman, 1988-1999. Chairman University Maryland Foundation, 1990-1994, board directors, since 1990. Board visitors University Maryland Center Environmental Science, since 2001.
Executive fellow Kennedy School, Harvard University, 1990-1992. Chairman Affordable Housing Initiative, Columbia, Maryland, 1990-1992. Board overseers University Maryland, College Park, 1994-1997.
Board visitors School Law University Maryland, Baltimore, 1996-2004. Visiting committee University Maryland University College, since 1997. Board directors Center for Grant Development, 1994-1998, Victory '94 committee Maryland State Republican party, chairman election inquiry funding committee, 1994-1995.
Chairman Children of Separation and Divorce Center, 1995-2000. President advisory council Washington College, Chestertown, Maryland, 1997-2005, chairman, 2000-2005. Member Commission on Future, Howard Community College board visitors, 1999-2002.
Member Howard County Delta Project. President Peck Family Foundation, since 1992. Co-chairman Smart Growth Forum, 2001.
Board directors Columbia Festival of Arts, Maryland, 1988-1991, 2002-2003. Active Marylanders for College Opportunity, 2005-2006. Psychiatry advisory board member Johns Hopkins Medical Institute, 1994-2009, co-chair psychiatric advisory board, 2005-2007.
2nd lieutenant United States Army, Air Force Navigator, 1944-1946. Member United States C. of Chamber (board directors 1975-1981), Ohio C. of Chamber (board directors 1975-1981), Depression and Related Affective Disorders Association (president 1986-1989, board directors 1986-2000, president 1993-1994), Center Club, Phi Gamma Delta.
Married Delphine Murphy, October 15, 1949. Children: Margaret Peck Iovino, Charles Edward, Katherine Peck Koustmer, Perry Anne Peck Flanagan.