Bachelor of Arts, Yale University, 1939; postgraduate, Harvard School Business Administration, 1940.
Chairman board, president, Perry Oceanographics, Inc. Chairman board, Perry Offshore, Inc. president, Bahama Publications Ltd. president, Bahamas Undersea Research Foundation president, Perry Foundation president, Fiscal Policy Council. Former member President's Commision on Marine Sciences, Engineering and Resources. Member American Bureau Shipping, Caribbean Conservation Corporation, Florida Commission Marine Sciences and Technology, Sea Space Symposium.
Trustee emeritus International Oceanographic Foundation Commissioned First lieutenant United States Army Air Force,1942-1945. Member Inter American Press Association (director) 1959-1969), Zeta Psi.
Married Jeanne See, 1946 (divorced 1966). Children: John Holliday III, Henry A., Stanton See. Married Mariana Rosati, November 5, 1966 (divorced 1985).
Children: Christiana, Francesca, Alessandra. Married J. Helena Greene, May 5, 1989.