AB magna cum laude, Harvard University, 1943. Student, Harvard Business School, 1943. Master of Business Administration with distinction, Northwestern University, 1947.
With Harris Trust & Savings Bank, Chicago, 1944-1984, president, director, since 1976, chief executive officer, since 1977, chairman, 1980-1984. Director Kellogg Company.
Trustee Northwestern University, Alonzo Mather Foundation, Evanston, Illinois. Board directors Visiting Nurse Association of Evanston. Served with Army of the United States, 1943.
Member Association Reserve City Bankers (board directors), Phi Beta Kappa, Beta Gamma Sigma. Clubs: Casino, Chicago, Commercial (Chicago). Glen View (Illinois) Golf.
Married Margaret Soule, January 1, 1943. Children: Charles Melbourne, Marian (Mistress William White), Emily (Mistress Robert L. Crawford).