Bachelor of Science, University Rhode Island, 1959. Bachelor of Laws, Boston University. Juris Doctor, Boston University.
Juris Doctor (honorary), Johnson & Wales University, 1995.
Administrator Town of Lincoln, Rhode Island, 1963—1969. United States attorney Department Justice, Providence, 1969—1978, 1981—1993. President Blackstone Valley Development Foundation, 1969—1995.
Private practice, 1978—1981. Governor State of Rhode Island, 1995—2003. Member advisory council Attorney General, 1971—1978.
Submarine service United States Naval Reserve, 1953-1961.
Member of Court Military Appeals Bar Association, United States Court Appeals Bar Association, United States District Court Bar Association, Lambda Chi Alpha.
Married Marilyn Johnson. 2 children.