Bachelor of Arts, Yale University, 1963; Juris Doctor, Harvard University, 1967.
Staff assistant, Nixon Administration, Washington, 1971-1972;
special assistant to President, chief White House writing/research team, Washington, 1973-1974;
special committee counsel to President Ford, White House, Washington, 1975-1977;
director committee staff, White House, Washington, 1981;
director committee to President Reagan, White House, Washington, 1981-1984;
counselor to President Clinton, White House, Washington, 1993-1994;
special advisor to President and Secretary of State, White House, Washington, 1994-1995;
resident fellow, American Enterprise Institute
managing editor, American Enterprise Institute Public Opinion magazine, Washington, 1977-1981;
resident fellow, Institute Politics, John F. Kennedy School Government, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1983-1985;
managing editor, United States News & World Report, Washington, 1985-1986;
from editor to editor-at-large, United States News & World Report, 1986-1993, 96-;
weekly political analyst, MacNeil/Lehrer News Hour, 1987-1993. Editor-at-large United States News & World Report. Weekly contributor The Newshourwith Jim Lehrer.
Visiting professor Duke U.
(Book by Gergen, David)
Member of Trilateral Commission, Council on Foreign Relations.
Married Anne Gergen, 1967. Children: Christopher, Katherine.