Student, Yale University, 1939. Bachelor of Laws, University Virginia, 1941. Doctor of Letters (honorary), New York University, 1974.
Doctor of Letters (honorary), Pace University, 1979. Doctor of Letters (honorary), University of the South, 1986.
Associate, Sullivan & Cromwell, 1941-1951;associate, Hawkins, Delafield & Wood, New York City, 1954-1958;partner, Hawkins, Delafield & Wood, New York City, 1958-1986.
Trustee emeritus Josiah Macy, Junior, Foundation. President, Museum City of New York, 1966-1990. Lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1941-1945.
Member American Academy of Arts and Letters (president emeritus), Association Bar City New York, Century Association.
Married Adele Lawrence, September 1957 (deceased 1991). Children: John, Blake, Andrew.