Bachelor, Yale University, 1959. Master of Arts in Teaching., Yale University, 1961.
Foreign service officer United States Department State, Washington, 1961-1963. Executive assistant to presidential consultant for a national service corps The White House, 1963. Legislation assistant to Senator Harrison Williams United States Senate, 1964.
Teacher St. Paul's School, Concord, New Hampshire, 1965-1969. Member United States Congress from 12th Massachusetts District, 1973-1983, United States Congress from 10th Massachusetts District, 1983—1997. Chairman committee Merchant Marine and Fisheries, 1993.
Member commerce committee, resources committee, ranking minority of Fisheries, Wildlife and Oceans subcomm.
Candidate for United States Congress from 12th District Massachusetts, 1970. Delegate Democratic National Convention, 1968.