Bachelor of Science, University California, Berkeley, 1955. Master of Business Administration, Golden Gate University, 1965.
Office manager, Uniroyal Company, San Francisco, 1957-1960; audit supervisor, Ernst & Ernst, San Francisco, 1960-1965; secretary-treasurer, Tracy Investment Company, Las Vegas, 1965-1973; secretary-treasurer, International Leisure Corporation, Las Vegas, 1967-1970; senior vice president finance, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Culver City, California, 1973-1979; president, Tracinda Corporation, Las Vegas, 1979-1982; senior vice president finance planning, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Entertainment Company, Culver City, California, 1982-1985; executive vice president, chief finance officer, director, Southwest Leasing Corporation, Los Angeles, 1985-1987; also board directors, Southwest Leasing Corporation, Los Angeles with, Tracinda Corporation, Las Vegas, Nevada, since 1987. Member shareholder committee Daimler Chrysler AG. Board directors Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Grand, Inc., Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc.
Served with Army of the United States, 1955-1957. Member American Institute Certified Public Accountants, California Society Certified Public Accountants, Academy Motion Picture Arts and Sciences M C.
Married Marjorie L. Townsend, October 17, 1959. Children: Mark Donovan, Mary Anne, Reed Townsend.