Bachelor of Arts, St. Joseph's College, Yonkers, New York, 1938; Doctor of Philosophy in English, Fordham University, 1951; Doctor of Humane Letters, L.I.U., 1968; Doctor of Humane Letters, Catholic U. American, 1982; Doctor of Laws, Siena College, 1969.
Ordained priest Roman Catholic Church, 1942. Teacher Cardinal Hayes High School, 1943-1947. Assistant pastor St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York City, 1947.
Director radio-television Archdiocese, New York, 1951-1954. Secretary to Cardinal Spellman, 1954-1964. President St. Joseph's Seminary and College, Yonkers, 1964-1968.
Consecrated bishop, 1967. Bishop of Albany, New York, 1969-1976. Executive director Catholic Relief Services, New York City, 1976-1984.
Conclavist Papal election, 1958. Trustee Key Trust Company, Albany. Theological; consultant to Danforth Foundation.
Chairman New York State Catholic Bishops' Liaison with New York State Catholic Colleges. Chairman New York State Catholic Conference, 1968-1976. Member United States Bishops' Committee on Education.
Member administrative board United States Catholic Conference, 1972-1975. United States representative Cor Unum.
Member McKay Commission to investigate Attica Riot, 1971. Member advisory committee Yale Division School, 1978-1983, Hoffstra University School Law, 1983. President Interfaith Hunger Appeal, 1978-1980.
Chairman Horn of Africa Ecumenical Coalition, 1980-1982. Trustee College Mount St. Vincent, Riverdale, New York, since 1985. Member Modern Language Association, Metropolitan Opera Club, Equestrian Order Knights Malta.