Bachelor of Arts, Middlebury College, 1936.
With editorial department, The Macmillan Company. New York City, 1937-1941;
managing editor, Stephen Daye Press, Brattleboro, Vermont, 1941-1942;
editor, Doubleday & Company, Inc., New York City, San Francisco, 1942-1952;
editor-in-chief, Little Brown & Company, Inc., Boston, 1952-1954;
editor-in-chief, Henry Holt & Company. New York City, 1954-1957;
editor-in-chief, vice-president, director, General Рractitioner Putnam's Sons, 1957-1962;
general manager, editor-in-chief general book division, Holt, Rinehart & Winston, Inc., 1962-1964;
executive editor, David McKay Company, Inc., 1964-1968;
senior editor, vice president, Wm.
Morrow & Company, Inc., 1968-1984; consultant editor, Wm. Morrow & Company, Inc., 1984-1990; consultant editor, Adler & Adler, Bethesda, Maryland., 1986-1987. Lecturer editing and publishing School General Studies, Columbia University, 1958-1960.
Served with Office of Strategic Services, 1943-1945, with Army of the United States, 1945-1946.
Married Marjory Arnold, December 31, 1938. Children: Peter, Janet (Mistress James Hutchinson), Susan (Mistress Timothy Y. Hayward), Anne (Mistress Andrew M. Jackson), Ellen.