Bachelor of Science, Iowa State University, 1947; Master of Arts, University of Minnesota, 1951.
Budget and personnel officer, City of Fargo (North Dakota), 1948-1950;
chief municipal water section Bureau Reclamation, Department Interior, Bismark, North Dakota, 1950-1951;
chief reports and statistics branch Savannah River Operations Office, Atomic Energy Commission, Oak Ridge, 1952-1955;
executive assistant to chairman, Atomic Energy Commission, Washington, 1958-1959;
assistant general manager, Atomic Energy Commission, Washington, 1959-1966;
1st assistant secretary for administration, Housing and Urban Development, Washington, 1966-1969;
assistant director for executive management, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, 1969-1973;
deputy administrator, acting administrator, General Services Administration, Washington, 1973-1976;
acting administrator, General Services Administration, Washington, March-July 1985;
executive director, president personnel project management, Civil Service Commission, Washington, May-November 1977;
vice president, National Consumer Cooperative Bank, Washington, 1980-1981;
vice president, United States Synthetic Fuels Corporation, Washington, 1982-1984;
independent consultant, McManis and Associations, Washington, 1984-1985;
assistant administrator, Agency for International Development, Washington, 1985-1988;
president, Institute of Public Administration, New York City, 1988-1993;
president emeritus, Institute of Public Administration, New York City, since 1994. Executive director Alaska Reconstrn. Commission; president American Consortium International Public Administration, 1980-1983.
Administrator Cmty. Superior vena cava syndrome Administration, 1981. Chairman White House Task Force on Education, 1965. Board directors North America Management Council, 1989-1993.
Vice chair national advisory board Center Study of Presidency.
Chairman Charter Commission South Carolina, 1955. Member executive committee Georgia- Carolina Council Boy Scouts American, 1954-1955. Served to captain United States Army Reserve, 1942-1958.
Member American Public Works Association (board directors), American Society Public Administration (president 1978-1979, Lifetime Achievement award for Distinguished Public Service, since 2001), National Civil Service League (board directors, career service award 1966), Public Administration Service (board directors), National Academy Public Administration (trustee), International Institute Administrative Science (vice president 1980-1986), Council on Foreign Relations, Delta Sigma Rho, Phi Kappa Phi.
Married Margaret Child, August 31, 1948. Children: Stephen, Bruce, Lawrence, Barbara, Lauri. Married Dona A. Wolf, February 14, 1981.