Bachelor, Rice University, 1961. Bachelor of Architecture, Rice University, 1965. Master of Architecture, Rice University, 1966.
Master in City Planning, University California, Berkeley, 1968.
Urban planner Housing and Urban Development, Washington, 1968-1969. Research staff Urban Institute, 1969-1971. Vice president research Government Research Company, 1971-1972.
Analyst Congressional Research Service, 1972-1974, specialist, 1974-1979, research coordinator, since 1979.
Served to lieutenant (junior grade) United States Naval Reserve, 1961-1963. Member American Planning Association, American Society for Public Administration.
Married Edna Maria de Sousa Pontes, February 29, 1964. Children: Shana, Sacha.