AB, Harvard University, 1961; Bachelor of Laws, Harvard University, 1964.
Vice president, B. Thorpe & Company, Pittsburgh, 1966-1969; president, Leon Thorpe Realty Company, Pittsburgh, since 1969; president, Thor Parking Corporation, Pittsburgh, since 1992.
Member of committee university resources Harvard University, Cambridge, 1983-1985. Board directors Chatham College, Pittsburgh, 1985-1988, investment committee United Jewish Federation Western Pennsylvania, since 1992. Member visiting committee College of Harvard University, 1987-1992.
Member National Parking Association (board directors 1978-1982, 91-92).
Married Suzanne Rosenthal (divorced 1972). Children: Joshua Ferber, David Lewis. Married Robin C. Thorpe, 1995.