Bachelor of Philosophy, Hamilton College, 1914, honorary Doctor of Laws, 1952. Doctor of Science, New England College Pharmacy, 1960.
Chairman Bristol-Myers Company and subsidiaries. Director Thomas & Betts Company Director, chairman Advertising Council. Director United Negro College Fund.
Director, national chairman special gifts drive National Conference Christians and Jews.
Director Deafness Research Foundation, North.A.M. P.p. Association National Advertisers.
Clubs: University (New York City).
Married to Elizabeth Wigton (deceased). Children: Frederick West., Lee Hastings.