Bachelor, Colgate University, 1965; postgraduate, Johns Hopkins University, 1965-1967; postgraduate, Harvard University, 1970; postgraduate, National War College, 1983-1984.
Consular officer, United States Consulate General, Lahore, Pakistan, 1968-1970; Pakistan desk officer, Department of State, Washington, 1971-1973; deputy director Office Strategic Nuclear Policy, Department of State, Washington, 1984-1986; director Office Strategic Nuc. Policy, Department of State, Washington, 1986-1988; deputy director policy planning, Department of State, Washington, 1988-1992; staff assistant, Office of President, White House, Washington, 1973-1976; political officer, United States Embassy, Wellington, New Zealand, 1976-1979; political counselor, United States Embassy, Oslo, 1980-1983; deputy chief of mission, United States Embassy, Ankara, Turkey, 1992-1995.
Son of Robert Usher and Bertha Jeanete (Cook) H.;m. Constance Mary Cooper. Children: Rachel Leigh, Rebecca Kathleen.