Bachelor, Howard University, 1961. Postgraduate, Howard University, 1969.
Attache Department State, Washington, 1964—1970. Director government relations Potomac Electrical Power Company, Washingon, 1976-1977. Legislation assistant to Maryland Senator Charles McMathias Junior Washington, 1972-1976.
Deputy assistant secretary of treasury Department Treasury, 1977-1979. United States executive director World Bank, 1979-1981. Executive vice president, board directors Riggs National Bank, Washington, 1984—1989.
Member editorial board Washington Post, since 1990, deputy editor editorial page, 2000—2006.
Member Council for Excellence in Government With United States Army, 1961-1963. Member Kappa Alpha Psi.
Married Gwendolyn Ann Stewart, July 3, 1961. Children: Robert, Stephen, Allison.