Bachelor, Harvard University, 1957. AMP, Harvard Business School, 1982.
Editor, MacGibbon & Kee, Ltd., London, 1959-1961; senior editor, New American Library, New York City, 1961-1965; vice president, editor in chief, Walker & Company. New York City, 1965-1968; senior vice president, editor-in-chief trade division, J.B. Lippincott Company, Philadelphia and New York City, 1968-1978; director, J.B. Lippincott Company, 1970-1978; vice president, public, Lippincott & Crowell, New York City, 1979-1980; vice president, editor-in-chief, public trade group, Harper & Row, Publications, Inc., New York City, 1980-1987; public, Edward Burlingame Books (an imprint of HarperCollins Publications), 1987-1993; president, The Adventure Library., since 1993.
Member Eastern regional panel President's Commission on White House Fellowships, 1982-1984. Member visiting committee New School for Social Research, 1991-1995. Trustee North Salem library, 2003-2010.
President 2008-2010. Served to lieutenant (junior grade) United States Naval Reserve, 1957-1959. Member Association American Publications (copyright committee 1976-1977, international freedom to publish committee 1977-1980, executive council general public division 1981-1988, vice chairman 1984-1985, chairman 1985-1986), Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association (treasurer, executive board 1970-1973). Clubs: Century Association.
Married Perdita Remony Plowden, May 18, 1963. Children: Remony Elizabeth, Phyllida Anne, Roger Anson.