Bachelor of Science, United States Naval Academy, 1965; Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, United States Naval Academy, 1965; postgraduate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1970.
Staff member Research Laboratory Electronics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1968-1970; program management executive, Westinghouse Corporation Research Laboratory, Churchill, Pennsylvania, 1971-1973; chief planner, Chevron Shipping Company, San Francisco, 1973-1977; division manager, Chevron Shipping Company, San Francisco, 1977-1979; corporation planning and acquisition staff executive, Standard Oil Corporation California, San Francisco, 1979-1983; director strategic planning, defense sector, Sperry Corporation, New York City, 1983-1985; with merger team, Sperry Corporation, New York City, 1986; vice president corporation finance, Eberstadt Fleming Inc., New York City, 1986-1988; senior vice president investment banking, director aerospace and technical group, Robert Fleming Inc., London and New York City, 1988-1990; principal investment banking, Hambrecht & Quist, Inc., New York City, 1990-1997; managing director, head technical investment banking, Advest Inc.,, Boston, since 1997. Board directors American Defense Preparedness Association, 1986-1992, Long Island Biological/Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, 1988-1997.
Member long-range planning council United Way, Long Island, 1983-1986. Treasurer Oyster Bay Youth and Family Counseling Agency, 1984-1986. Trustee Oyster Bay Community Foundation, 1984-1997.
Member Council Foreign Relations, Society Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, American Society Naval Engineers, Association Old Crows, Navy League, Association Naval Aviators, Naval Academy Alumni Association, American Defense Preparedness Association (board directors 1988-1992), Bohemian Club, Union Boat Club.
Married Sara Sheffield Hall, November 15, 1980. Children: Sheffield Hall, Henry Howland, Edward Brewster.