Bachelor of Arts with honors, Princeton University, 1941; Juris Doctor with high honors, Harvard University, 1944.
Member firm, Drinker, Biddle & Reath, Philadelphia, 1944-1959;
partner, Drinker, Biddle & Reath, 1951-1959;
senior vice president, The Philadelphia Sav. Fund Society, 1959-1970;
board of managers, Germantown Savings Bank, Philadelphia
president, Germantown Savings Bank, 1971-1977;
Chairman of the Board, Germantown Savings Bank, 1977-1985. Board directors Federal National Mortgage Association, Washington, 1971-1985.
Trustee Mortgage & Realty Trust.
Board directors Crime Prevention Association, Philadelphia, 1961-1985. Board corporators Medical College Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1963-1986, chairman, 1974-1977. Member National Association Mutual Savings Banks (director, chairman 1979-1980), Pennsylvania Society Sons of Revolution, Cloister Inn of Princeton.
Clubs: Merion Cricket.
Married Patricia L. Swinehart, August 15, 1942 (divorced 1966). Children– Joanne Lester (Mistress George W. Phillips), John Alan, Robert Ellis. Married Anne Merriman Heppe, January 19, 1974.