Bachelor of Science, Muhlenberg College, 1964; Master of Science, Yale University, 1966; Doctor of Philosophy, Yale University, 1968.
Executive trainee, Citicorp, New York City, 1969-1970; assistant vice president computer services, Citicorp, New York City, 1970-1972; vice president, head Colombia, Citicorp, New York City, 1972-1974; senior vice president, division head Middle East and N. Africa, Citicorp, New York City, 1974-1980; executive vice president individual bank, Citicorp, New York City, 1980-1984; group executive Latin American, Citicorp, New York City, 1984-1987; president, chief operating officer, Household International, Prospect Heights, Illinois, 1988-1993; president, Chief Executive Officer, Household International, Prospect Heights, Illinois, since 1993; also board directors, Household International, Prospect Heights, Illinois chief Executive officer, Santa Fe Pacific Corporation, since 1993. Board directors Scotsman Industries, Schwitzer Inc., International Multifoods, Mastercard International, Household International, Sandy E. Pacific.
Trustee Presbyterian Church, Mount Kisco, New York, 1984-1987, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, Pennsylvania. Board overseers Rassias Foundation, Hanover, New Hampshire. Board directors Manhattan Institute, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, since 1988 (executive committee since 1992).
Visiting committee division Biological Sciences University Chicago. Member Executive Club Chicago (board directors since 1989), Economics Club Chicago, Chicago Club.
Married Marie Rose Ann Smuldis, August 14, 1965 (divorced March 1973). Married Sandra Fay Norsworthy, March 31, 1973. Children: Lara, Edwin Alexander, Jamie.