Woodberry Forest School. Rugby School and Princeton University.
With Foreign Service Department United States Department State, Algiers, Morocco, 1962-1964. From deputy ambassador's staff aide to senior advisor Vietnamese province Tuyen Duc United States Agency for International Development (United States Agency for International Development), Vietnam, 1964-1968. Officer-in-charge Tunisian affairs United States Department State, Washington, 1968-1971.
Chief economics-commercial section United States Embassy, Tunis, Tunisia, 1971-1973, chief political section Dacca, Bangladesh, 1973-1974. Director plans and management Bureau Public Affairs United States Department State, Washington, 1974-1975. Special assistant to director, then deputy director President' Interagency Task Force for Refugee Resettlement, 1975.
Special assistant to under secretary for political affairs United States Department State, 1975-1976, director office Southern African affairs Washington, 1976-1977, deputy executive secretary, 1977-1979, United States ambassador to Zambia Lusaka, 1977-1982, deputy assistant secretary for African affairs Washington, 1982-1986, United States ambassador to Egypt Cairo, 1986-1991, United States ambassador to Philippines Manila, 1991-1992, under secretary for international security affairs Washington, 1992-1993. Under secretary for policy United States Department Defense, 1993-1994. United States ambassador to India United States Department State, New Delhi, 1994-1997.
Vice chairman external affairs American International Group Inc. (American International Group), New York City, 1997—2009. Board directors EOG Resources.
Trustee American University of Beirut, American University Cairo. Member board business Council International Understanding. Board United States-India Business Council.
Board refugees International, United Services Organization.
Member Council on Foreign Relations, Metropolitan Club (Washington), Ivy Club (Princeton, New Jersey), Knickerbocker Club (New York ), Brook Club (New York ).
Married Genevieve de Virel, July, 1969 (deceased 1974). 1 daughter, Sabrina; Married Christine de Ganay, June, 1976. 1 son, David; stepchildren: Caroline Sarkozy, Olivier Sarkozy.