AB, Princeton University, 1963. Master of Business Administration, University Chicago, 1968.
Account executive Motorola Communications, Chicago, 1964-1967. Vice president finance Bell & Howell Communications, Waltham, Massachusetts, 1968-1970. Vice president marketing Bell & Howell Schools, Chicago, 1970-1973.
President Keller Graduate School Management, 1973-1981, chairman, Chief Executive Officer, 1981—1987. Chairman board, Chief Executive Officer, DeVry Inc., 1987-1904, chairman board 2004-2008, senior adviser and director emeritus, since 2008. Consultant, evaluator North Central Association, Chicago, 1979-1984.
Board directors Nicor Inc., since 1994, Ryerson Inc., Chicago, 2005-2007.
Trustee Glenwood School for Boys, Illinois, 1980-1902, Chicago Zoological Society, Brookfield, Illinois, since 1979, Princeton University, New Jersey, 1994-1998, since 2000, Lake Forest Academy-Ferry Hall, Illinois, 1980-1987, George M. Pullman Foundation, Chicago, 1987-1902, Mpala Wildlife Foundation, Nairobi, Kenya, since 2001, African Wildlife Foundation, Nairobi, Kenya, chairman since 2005. Board trustees University Chicago, since 1998. Board directors Great Books Foundation, Chicago, 1986-1998.
Chairman University Chicago Graduate School Business Council, 1994-1902, Princeton University School Engineering and Applied Sciences Leadership Council, since 1992. Commissioner North Center Association-Commision on Institutions of Higher Education, 1985-1988. Member Hinsdale Golf Club, Economic Club, Commercial Club Chicago, Chicago Club, Nantucket Golf Club, Sankaty Head Golf Club.
Married Constance Bassett Templeton, May 28, 1966. Children: Jeffrey Breckenridge, David McDaniel, John Templeton.