Bachelor of Science in Economics, Columbia University, 1949. Doctor of Humane Letters, Hebrew Union College, Cincinnati and New York City, 1977. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Hebrew University, Jerusalem, 1978.
Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), New Jersey Institute of Technology, 2000.
Salesman Prudential Insurance Company, Newark, 1949—1952. Met Joe and Henry Taub and became salesman (fifth employee hired) Automatic Data Processing, Inc., Clifton, 1952-1955, executive vice president administration, 1955-1969, president, 1969—1977, Chief Executive Officer, chairman, 1977—1982. Owner FRL Enterprises, Rochelle Park, New Jersey, since 2001.
United States Senator from New Jersey, 1982—2001, since 2003. Commissioner Port Authority New York and New Jersey, 1978-1982, New Jersey economic development council. Former distinguished visiting professor University of Medicine & Dentistry, New Brunswick, New Jersey.
Served with United States Army, 1942-1946, Britain, France, Belgium and the Netherlands.
Trustee School Business, Columbia University. National president American Friends Hebrew University, 1973-1974. Former honorary general chairman, president National United Jewish Appeal, 1975-1977.
Member board overseers New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. Founder Lautenberg Center General and Tumor Immunology, Medical School Hebrew University, Jerusalem, 1971. Board member Montclair Art Museum.
Member National Association Data Processing Service Organizations (president 1968-1969, director from 1974).
Married Lois Levenson (divorced). Children: Ellen, Nan, Lisa, Joshua. Married Bonnie S. Englebardt, 2004.