Bachelor of Philosophy, University Notre Dame, 1938.
With Union Carbide Corporation, 1939—1966, assigned to India, 1939—1942, Brazil, 1946—1961, vice president for Latin America, 1961—1966. Special agent Federal Bureau of Investigation, 1942—1943. President, Chief Executive Officer Fertilizantes Fosfatados Mexicanos S.A., 1966—1972.
President Multinat. Development Company, Key Biscayne, Florida, since 1972. Lieutenant Air Corps United States Navy, 1943-1946.
Chairman São Paulo (Brazil) School Board, 1948—1950. President American Chamber of Commerce São Paulo, 1953—1954. Member of American Management Association (planning council), Key Biscayne Yacht Club, Sky Club, New York Athletic Club, Quarter Century Club.
Married Susan Rieger, July 4, 1985. Children: John T., Sherry Zerbst Cowan.