Bachelor of Science in Economics, Villanova University, 1950. D.Mil. Science (honorary), Villanova University, 1982. D.Mil. Science (honorary), Norwich University, Vermont, 1984.
D.Mil. Science (honorary), Webster University, 1985. Doctor of Laws, Jacksonville University, 1986. Doctor of Laws, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1996.
Director education, United States Marine Corps, Quantico, Virginia, 1976-1978; deputy chief staff for requirements and programs, United States Marine Corps, Washington, 1978-1980; commander, Rapid Deployment Joint Task Force, McDill Air Force Base, Florida, 1980-1981; assistant commandant, United States Marine Corps, Washington, 1981-1983; commandant, United States Marine Corps, 1983-1987; retired,, 1987. Partner J.F. Lehman & Company. Board directors AlliedSignal, Inc., Gencorp Inc., Wackenhut Corporation, UST Inc., Sturm, Ruger & Company, Saul Centers, Inc.
Chairman board Irish American Partnership. Board governors NFL Alumni. Member visiting committee University Southern California School Business.
Chairman American Battle Monuments Commission. Member Council Foreign Relations, Beta Gamma Sigma, Military Order Carabao, Friendly Sons St. Patrick, Alfalfa Club.
Married Barbara Joan Adams, March 4, 1951. 1 child, Christine.