The Ohio State University (Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Arts, 1955. Juris Doctor, summa cum laude, 1957). Phi Delta Phi; Order of the Coif.
Associate Editor, Ohio State Law Journal, 1956-1957.
Partner Spengler Nathanson, Attorneys, Toledo, 1957-1986, managing partner, 1986-1993. Judge United States District Court (northern district) Ohio, 1994—2005, senior judge, since 2005. Director, corporation secretary Seaway Food Town, Inc., Maumee, Ohio, 1980-1994.
Trustee St. Vincent Medical Center, 1987-1996, secretary, 1988-1990, vice chairman-treasurer, 1990-1994, chairman, 1994-1996, St. Vincent Medical Center Foundation, chairman, 1990-1992. Trustee The Toledo Symphony. Vice president Jewish Education Service North America, 1985-1991.
Trustee Mercy Health Systems Northwest Ohio, 1996—2008.
President Temple B'nai Israel, Toledo, 1970-1973, Jewish Welfare Federation, Toledo, 1977-1979, Toledo Bar Association Foundation, 1983-1994. Fellow Ohio Bar Foundation, Toledo Bar Foundation. Member American Bar Association, Toledo Bar Association (secretary, trustee 1972-1978), Ohio State Bar Association.
Married Joan G. Siegel, September 4, 1955. Children: Linda, Michael S., Debra.