Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Villanova University, 1979. Doctor of Laws (honorary), University Hartford. Doctor of Laws (honorary), University New Haven.
Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Teikyo Post College.
Member Connecticut House Representatives from 73rd District, 1981—1985, minority whip, 1982—1984. Member United States Congress from 5th Connecticut district, 1985-1991. Governor State of Connecticut, 1995—2004.
President Rowland Associates.
Ambassador, St. Mary's Hospital, Waterbury. Board directors American Cancer Society, Waterbury. Chairman Republican Governor's Associate, Washington, District of Columbia, 2001.
Member of Tau Kappa Epsilon (president since 1978).
Married Deborah Nabhan (divorced). Children: Kirsten Elizabeth, Robert John, Julianne Marie. Married Patty Rowland.
Stepchildren: Ryan, Scott.