Student, Delaware Academy, 1921. Student, Central City Business School, Syracuse, New York, 1922. Honorary Doctor of Laws, Skidmore College, 1980.
Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Russell Sage College, 1986.
Security trader, E.G. Childs & Company, Inc., Syracuse, 1922-1930;
security trader, Eshelman-Harder Company, Inc., 1930-1932;
security trader, Harder-Mengarelli, Inc., 1932-1936;
security trader, Harder & Company, Inc., New York City, 1936-1938;
with, Allen & Company, Inc., 1938-1975;
executive associate, Allen & Company, Inc., 1964-1966;
president, director, Allen & Company, Inc., 1966-1967;
director, chairman of the executive committee, Allen & Company, Inc., 1967-1974;
senior consultant, Allen & Company, Inc., 1975-1989. Director emeritus Airborne Freight Corporation, Seattle. Director, Arts-Way Manufacturing Company, Armstrong, Iowa.
Director The Reading Company, Philadelphia. Director, Weigh-Tronix Inc., Fairmont, Minnesota.
Trustee, vice president, chairman finance committee National Museum Racing, Saratoga Springs, New York. Trustee emeritus Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs. Chairman board governors N.F.L. Alumni Association.
Member of Saratoga Golf and Polo (Saratoga Springs). Turf and Field (New York City), Cornell (New York City), Golf, Indian Creek Country (Indian Creek Village, Florida), Surf (Surfside, Florida).
Married Myrtle P. Gerst, February 28, 1925 (divorced). Children: Betty (Mistress Donald M. McClellan), Phyllis Mae (Mistress Richard Reininger), Alice Joanne (Mistress Jay Woodward). Married Lois M. Chillingworth, May 16, 1952.