Bachelor in History, Princeton University, 1957.
With First National City Bank, New York City, 1957—1958, National Bank of Detroit, 1958—1969, Bache Halsey Stuart and predecessors, 1969—1981, vice president manager Grand Rapids, 1975—1981. Senior vice president Manley, Bennett, McDonald & Company, since 1981. With United States Air Force, 1959.
Board directors Grand Rapids Symphony, since 1976, Kendall School of Design, since 1978. Member of Bond Club Michigan, Michigan Association Finance Analysts, Bloomfield Hills Country Club (Michigan), Orchard Lake Country Club, Detroit Club, Peninsular Club (Grand Rapids), Kent Country Club, Merion Golf Club (Ardmore, Pennsylvania).
Son of howard Milton and Sarah Wood (Brecht) W. Married Martha Ellen Stevenson, September 10, 1959. Children: John Howard, Robert, Stephen, Elizabeth.