Bachelor of Business Administration, Northwestern University, 1957. Juris Doctor with distinction, University Michigan, 1961. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Northwestern University.
Doctor of Laws (honorary), Tufts University. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Mount Sinai School Medicine. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Oregon Health Sciences University.
Doctor of Laws (honorary), Howard University. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Rush University.
Honor law graduate attorney Appellate Division United States Department Justice, Washington. Member Illinois House of Representatives, 1973—1979, United States Congress from 10th Illinois District, 1980—2001. Partner Hogan Lovells LLP (formerly Hogan & Hartson), Washington, since 2001.
Founder, co-chairman Congressional Human Rights Caucus. Chairman Public Broadcasting Service, Research! America. Vice chair Foundation for National Institutes of Health.
Trustee Brookings Institute. Member Council on Foreign Relations, Institute Medicine, Bretton Woods Committee. Board member National Space Biomedical Research Institute.
Former board member Research and Development Corporation, Population Resource Center.
Trustee emeritus John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts. Member of Institute Medicine, Inter-American Dialogue, Council Foreign Relations.
Married Kathryn Cameron. 5 children.