Student, Cornell Univercity School Medicine, 1940-1942; student, United States Coast Guard Academy, 1944; postgraduate, New York University, 1963-1964.
Vice president, Her Majesty Snyder & Company. New York City, 1946-1955;
founder, president, Feffer & Simons, Inc. subsidiary Doubleday & Company. New York City, 1955-1986;
chairman, Feffer & Simons, Inc. subsidiary Doubleday & Company.
New York City, since 1986; chairman Baker & Taylor International division, W.R. Grace & Company. New York City, since 1986; retired, 1992. Board directors Fleetbooks Ltd., Zurich, Feffer and Simons, B.V., Holland, Victory Public, London, Vakil's Feffer & Simons, Inc., India, Feffer and Simons, Australia and Tokyo.
Member government advising committee American Book Publications Council, 1983-1988.
Chairman advisory committee United States Information Agency, 1982-1988. Served to lieutenant (junior grade) United States Coast Guard Reserve, 1942-1946. Member Association American Publications (director 1982-1983, chairman international division 1982-1983).
Married Juliette Fein, July 30, 1964. Children: Paula, Hilary, Joseph, Alison, Emily, Nicholas.