Bachelor, Dartmouth College, 1929. Master of Music (honorary), Ecole De Musique, Ormesson, France, 1959.
Arranger, Ray Ventura Orchestra, Paris, 1931-1932;
music director, Philco Radio Programs, London, 1933;
music director, J. Walter Thompson Agency, Buenos Aires, 1936-1940;
consultant, NBC, New York City, 1941;
editor, Southern/Peer Music Public Company. New York City, 1942-1945;
editor, Music Public Holding Company. New York City, 1946-1948;
owner, director, Radio Music Service, New York City, 1949-1970;
freelance arranger, composer, New York City, 1971-1984;
freelance editor, consultant, teacher, Englewood, New Jersey, since 1985.
Consultant Office of Coord. Inter-American Affairs, 1943-1945, Walt Disney Prodns., Good Neighbor series, 1943-1945.
Member American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, American Federation Musicians, American Society Music Arrangers (secretary 1950-1960, president 1961-1975), National Music Council (Executive Board 1960-1970), Beta Theta Pi.
Children: Jay Russel, William Henry Alan, Jacqueline Paula, Frederick Philip.