Bachelor of Arts, Amherst College, 1952; Master of Business Administration, Columbia, 1956.
Analyst, New York Life Insurance Company. New York City, 1956-1960; analyst, Faulkner, Dawkins & Sullivan, 1960-1963; analyst, Oppenheimer & Company. New York City, 1963-1965; general partner, Oppenheimer & Company, 1965-1982; member Executive Committee, Oppenheimer & Company, 1969-1982; chairman, Oppenheimer Capital, 1969-1996; chairman emeritus, Oppenheimer Capital, since 1996; trustee, Manhattan Institute, since 1978; Chairman of the Board, Manhattan Institute, 1980-1990; chairman emeritus, Manhattan Institute, since 1990.
Served with Army of the United States, 1952-1954, trustee Hudson Institute, since 2004. Member New York Society Security Analysts, Chartered Financial Analysts, Mont Pelerin Society, Delta Upsilon. Clubs: Knickerbocker (New York City), Doubles (New York City), Annabell's (London), Bronxville Field, Siwanoy Country (Bronxville).
Married Jean Isbell Corley, June 23, 1965. Stepchildren: William Corley, Jean Corley Yankus, Ellen Corley.