AB, Dickinson College, 1959. Bachelor of Laws with distinction, George Washington University, 1962. Degree (honorary), George Washington University, 1994.
Associate Steptoe & Johnson, Washington, 1962-1966. General attorney Hoffman-LaRoche, Nutley, New Jersey, 1966-1967, group attorney, 1967-1970. General counsel American Home Products Corporation, New York City, 1970-1974, vice president, 1972-1977, senior vice president, 1977-1980, executive vice president Madison, New Jersey, 1980-1981, president, from 1981.
Chairman Wyeth, 1986—2002. Chief Executive Officer Wyeth (pharmaceutical and healthcare products), 1986—2001. Board directors The Chase Manhattan Corporation, Honeywell International Inc., Verizon Communications, J.P. Morgan Chase & Company, New York-New England Exchange Corporation.
Trustee Thirteen/W National Educational Television.
Board directors Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation. Member of National Association of Manufacturers (board directors), American Bar Association, District of Columbia Bar Association, Baltusrol Club, Essex Fells (New Jersey) Country Club.
Married Inge Paul, August 22, 1959. Children: Carolyn, Jennifer, Christina, Charlotte.