Bachelor of Arts Math, Youngstown State University, 1960; Juris Doctor cum laude, Cleveland State University, 1965.
General counsel, World Public Company, Cleveland, 1965-1968; director development, Catholic U. American, Washington, 1968-1969; vice president, general counsel, Microform Public Corporation, Washington, 1969-1970; director special projects, Library Resources, Inc., Chicago, 1970-1972; general manager, partner, National Textbook Company, Skokie, Illinois, 1972-1976; president, David S. Lake Publications, Belmont, California, 1976-1989; pres, owner, David S. Lake Publications, Belmont, California, 1984-1989; owner, Lake Public Company, Belmont, since 1989.
Served with United States Marine Corps, 1960-1962.
Married Sandra J. Levin, December 18, 1960 (divorced August 14, 1987). Children: Joshua Seth, Jonathan Daniel.