Bachelor in English, Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, 1961. Postgraduate, University Madrid, 1962. Master of Business Administration, University Virginia, 1996.
Manager, Keystone International Fund, Boston, 1968-1969; portfolio manager, Tsai Management & Research, New York City, 1968-1969; vice president, New Court Capital, New York City, 1970-1972; chairman, Chief Executive Officer, Wilkinson O'Grady & Company, Inc., New York City, since 1972; chairman, chief Executive officer, Helvetia Capital Corporation, New York City, 1987-1993; president, Chief Executive Officer, The Swiss Helvetia Fund, Inc., New York City, 1987-1993.
Trustee The Virginia Military Institute Foundation Inc., Lexington, Virginia, Darden Graduate Business School Foundation, Charlottesville, Virginia. Director The Battle Abbey Council of Virginia History Society 1st lieutenant United States Army, 1962-1964. Member International Finance Analysts Federation, Association Investment Management and Research, New York Society Security Analysts, Racquet and Tennis Club, Holland Lodge.
Married Lucinda Pina Moles, July 6, 1963. Children: Donald McLean III, Duncan Austin, Charles Carroll, Margot Carolina.