Bachelor in Political Science, University Florida, 1954.
Joined United States Foreign Service. Service in Tokyo, Guatemala City, Yokohama, Japan, Nagoya, Japan, Madrid. Deputy assistant secretary state inter-American affairs, 1977-1978.
Senior inspector Department State, 1979-1980. Acting deputy assistant secretary of state for Far Eastern affairs, 1980. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Costa Rica, 1980-1983.
Ambassador-in-residence Fletcher School Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts, 1983-1984. Deputy director Bureau Intelligence and Research Department State, Washington, 1984-1986. Member Federal and Foreign Service Impasses Panels.
Visiting scholar Institute Political Sciences, Stanford University, also Hoover Institute, Palo Alto, California, 1971-1972.
Served with United States Army Reserve, 1954-1956. Member American Foreign Service Association (Christian A. Herter award 1975), Blue Key.
Married Miriam Herrera, July 23, 1960. Children: Katherine, Elizabeth, Marianne.