Bachelor of Science in Political Science and English, State University of New York, New Paltz, 1968. Master of Arts in English, State University of New York, New Paltz, 1970. Graduate student in Public Administration and Economics, State University of New York, Albany.
Member, New York State Assembly, 1974-1993;
member, 103rd-105th Congress from 26th New York district, since 1993;
member banking and finance services committee, 103rd-105th Congress from 26th New York district. Chairman N.E. Task Force Food & Farm Policy & Assembly Environmental Conserv.Comm., Higher Ednl. Rules & Racing & Wagering Comm., Joint Legislation Comm.
Solid Waste Management, Interstate Council on Migrant Education, New York Urban Cultural Parks Advisory Council.
Hudson River Greenway Council. Board directors Children's Rehabilitation Center, WAMC National Public Radio. Board visitors United States Military Academy at West Point.
Member Saugerties Democratic Club (founding member), New York State Democratic Commission (vice-chairman).
Married Ilene Marder, 1985. Children: Maurice Scott, Josef L., Michelle R.