AB summa cum laude, Princeton University, 1942. Bachelor of Science in business, Johns Hopkins University, 1953. Graduate, Rutgers University.
Assistant secretary, assistant treasurer Maryland Trust Company, Balt, 1948—1950, assistant v.p, 1950—1953, vice president, 1954—1959, 1954—1959. President Maryland Trust Company and Fidelity-Baltimore National Bank consolidated and now known as Maryland National Corporation, 1959—1960, vice chairman board dirs, 1960—1966, chairman board directors, 1966—1985. Official United States Government, Washington, 1951—1954.
Second lieutenant to captain Army of the United States, 1942-1946.
Board trustees Johns Hopkins University, chairman board trustees, 1968—1984. Trustee Maryland Academy of Sciences, Peabody Institute, Johns Hopkins Hospital. Member of Baltimore Association Commerce (board directors), Phi Beta Kappa.
Married Nancy Criswell Gross, February 7, 1953. Children: Nancy Criswell, Ellen Dixon, Robert Dixon Hopkins, Jane Whitthorne.