AB, Princeton University, 1956. Master of Science, Columbia University, 1962.
Reporter Hartford Courant, Connecticut, 1956-1957. Writer Look Magazine, New York City, 1958-1959. Editor American Heritage, 1962-1964, Newsweek, New York City, 1964-1969, Saturday Review, San Francisco, 1972-1973.
Writer, editor Commission Private Philanthropy and Public Needs, Washington, 1975-1976. Editor New York Times Magazine, New York City, 1976-1977. Philanthropy adviser Rockefeller Family and Associates, since 1979.
With United States Army, 1953-1955, Korea.
Liaison President's Council Sustainable Development, Washington, 1993—1995. Member Council Foreign Relations, since 1994, League Conservation Voters, Washington, since 1995. Trustee Whitehead Foundation, New York City, since 1999, Beldon Fund, New York City, since 2000, Nantucket Sustainable Development Corporation, since 2000, Nantucket Land Council, since 2001.
Member of Century Association.
Married Susanne Cavanagh, April 1, 1966. Children: Nathanael Wade, Jennifer Robin.