Bachelor of Arts, Harvard University, 1949; Doctor of Laws, Merrimac College, 1972; Doctor of Laws, Boston University, 1977.
Vice chairman, president, chairman board Harbor National Bank, Boston, 1964-1967. Vice chairman North America Management Corporation, 1974—2004, vice chairman emeritus, 2004—2010. Trustee Putnam Group Mutual Funds, 1972-2001.
Trustee New England Aquarium. Chairman of the board of trustees Boston University, 1969-1976. Member corporation Massachusetts General Hospital, Schepens Eye Research Institute.
Board overseers Boys and Girls Clubs Boston, Inc. First lieutenant United States Air Force, 1951-1955. Member Somerset Club (Boston), Essex County Club (Manchester, Massachusetts).
Married Martha McCormick, October 1990 (deceased April 2006). Children from previous marriage: Hilary Parker, Alexandra Howard. Stepchildren: Sargent L. Goodchild, Junior, Abigail Goodchild, McKay Goodchild.