Juris Doctor, University Minnesota, 1929.
Associate Root, Clark, Buckner & Ballantine, New York City, 1929-1944, partner, 1944-1945. Founding partner Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, New York City, Washington, Paris, Brussels, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Frankfurt, 1946-1992.
Member American Bar Association, International Law Association, New York State Bar Association, Association of Bar of City of New York, American Bar Foundation, New York County Lawyers Association, Order of Coif, Delta Theta Phi. Clubs: India House (New York City), Sky (New York City). Siwanoy Country (Bronxville, New York ).
Married Dorothy M. Wagner, November 4, 1932. Married Florence W. Rollins, September 13, 1952. Children: Gordon R., Leslie A., Deborah R., Erick R.