Bachelor, Lehigh University, 1974. Juris Doctor, Vanderbilt University, 1977. Master of Public Administration, Princeton University, 1982.
Law clerk to judges Warren County Court, Belvidere, New Jersey, 1977-1978. Assistant counsel to Gov State of New Jersey, Trenton, 1983-1990. Member New Jersey General Assembly from District 23, 1991—2002, New Jersey State Senate from District 23, 2002—2009, minority leader, 2004—2007.
Member United States Congress from 7th New Jersey District, since 2009.
Member Grandin Library. Board, Clinton, New Jersey, 1990-2000, New Jersey Council for Humanities, Trenton, since 1994. Trustee Newark Museum, since 1995, Centenary College, Hackettstown, New Jersey, since 1998, McCarter Theatre, 1998-2007.
Member Princeton Club New York, Phi Beta Kappa.
Married Heidi A. Rohrbach.