AB, Swarthmore College, 1951. Postgraduate, Temple University Law School, 1953. Postgraduate, National Graduate Trust School, American Bankers Association, Northwestern University, 1970.
Trust, estate administrator Provident Tradesmen's Bank and Trust Company, Philadelphia, 1951—1962. Peace education secretary Middle Atlantic Region American Friends Service Committee, 1963—1966. Assistant trust officer Washington Trust Company, Westerly, Rhode Island, 1967—1973, trust officer, 1974, vice president, trust officer, from 1975.
Active member Friends Peace Committee, Philadelphia, 1957—1967, American Friends Service Committee, National Peace Education Committee, Philadelphia, 1961—1962, Rhode Island Area Committee, Providence, 1972—1977, 1979—1981. General committee Friends Committee National Legislation, Washington, 1962—1967, 1974—1980, member policy committee, 1977—1980. Member, board managers, investments and permanent funds New England Yearly Meeting Friends, 1976—1987, clerk, chairman, 1985—1987.
Member, board overseers Moses Brown School, from 1979. Member of Southeastern Connecticut Estate & Tax Planning Council, Rhode Island Estate Planning Council, Rhode Island Bankers Association (chairman, trust committee 1978-1979), Delaware County Pennsylvania Chapter Single Parents Society (director 1966-1967), Randolph Mountain Club (New Hampshire), Philadelphia Trail Club.
Married Anne Harvey Dight, June 17, 1967. Stepchildren: Michael D., Mark S., Elisabeth H.;children from previous marriage: John Scoville, Harold B., Christopher P.