Bachelor of Science cum laude, University Southern California, 1947. Master of Business Administration, Harvard University, 1949. Bachelor of Laws, New York University, 1959.
LD (honorary), Rochester University, 1987.
From securities analyst to investment banker, 1949-1962;
with, E.F. Hutton Group, Inc., 1963-1981;
vice president to vice Chairman of the Board, E.F. Hutton Group, Inc.
chairman, Securities and Exchange Commission, Washington, 1981-1987;
ambassador to The Netherlands, 1987-1989;
pro bono chairman, Drexel Burnham Lambert Group, New York City, 1989-1990. Faculty New York University Graduate School Business Administration, 1961-1962. Writer, speaker on American, The Netherlands and Europe.
Board directors Chicago Board Options Exch.
Board directors Harvard Business School Associates, Finance Reporting Institute, Securities Regulation Institute, National Center for Finance Services, Hoover Institution, National Legal Center for the Public Interest. Chairman Reagan-Bush New York Finance Committee, 1980. Lieutenant (junior grade) United States Naval Reserve, 1943-1946.
Member University Club (New York City), Century Club (New York City), Harvard Business School Club, India House (New York City), Bohemian Club (San Francisco), Metropolitan Club (Washington), Greenwich Country Club, Chevy Chase Country Club, Beta Gamma Sigma, Phi Kappa Phi, Alpha Kappa Psi.
Son of; married Patricia Pratt, July 27, 1952 (deceased September 1988). Children: Leslie Anne, Rees Edward.