Bachelor of Arts, Columbia University, 1937; Juris Doctor, Fordham School Law, 1942.
With firm, Lazard Freres & Company. New York City, 1937-1942, 46; general partner, Lazard Freres & Company, 1957-1987; limited partner, Lazard Freres & Company, 1888-1895; ltd.mng. director, Lazard Freres & Company, Limited liability company, since 1995. Chairman emeritus board directors Louis August Jonas Foundation.
Trustee New York Medical College. Board directors Lila Acheson and DeWitt Wallace Fund for the Hudson Highlands. Trustee Hartley House.
Lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1946. Member American Bar Association, Association Bar City New York, Columbia College (New York City). Clubs: Westchester Country (Rye, New York ), American Yacht (Rye, New York ), Metropolitan (New York City).
Married Marion Patterson, July 19, 1941 (deceased August 1992). Children: Ruth Ames Solie, Joan Ames Berkowitz, Margery, Dorothy Ames Cummings. Married Bess R. Sammons, February 12, 1994.