Bachelor, St. Bonaventure University, 1952. Master of Education, Rutgers University, 1958. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Monmouth College, 1977.
Doctor of Laws (honorary), St. Bonaventure University, 1979. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Georgian Court College, 1983.
Teacher, acting principal, Wall Township (New Jersey) School System, 1954-1964; member, 89th-99th congresses 3d District New Jersey, 1965-1987; Chairman of Commission public works and transportation member, National Transportation Policy Study Commission member, National Advisory Council, Congressional award.
Served with United States Navy, World World War World War II. Member National Education Association, New Jersey Education Association (delegate assembly), Monmouth County Education Association (past president).
Married Marlene Vetrano. Children: Kathleen Howard Tjunin, Lenore Howard Buchanan, Marie.