Bachelor magna cum laude, Yale University, 1960; Juris Doctor, Harvard University, 1964.
Executive assistant to, United States Senator Jacob Javits, New York City, 1965-1967; deputy supervisor, Town of North Hempstead, Manhasset, New York, 1967-1968; officer, National Bank North America, Hempstead, New York, 1969-1971; coordinator federal and state aid, Nassau County, Minneola, New York, 1971-1972; associate counsel, Equitable Life, New York City, 1974-1976; associate general counsel, Equitable Life, New York City, 1976-1977; vice president, counsel, Equitable Life, New York City, 1977-1980; vice president, associate general counsel, Equitable Life, New York City, 1980-1985; president, New York Chamber of Commerce & Industry, New York City, 1985-1987; president, Housing All Americans Inc., New York City, 1988-1992; chairman, Common Cause, Washington, since 1992. Adjunct Professor business New York University, New York City, 1986-1987, Adjunct Professor social science, since 1993.
President Mobilized Community Resources, Nassau County, 1975-1977.
Married Linda Caldwell Fox, July 14, 1962 (divorced). Children: Edward Sheldon Junior, Eliot Brewer, Elizabeth Caldwell. Married Jane Sands Fenderson, June 8, 1981.