Bachelor, Harvard University, 1949. Master of Arts, Kings College, Cambridge University, England, 1952.
Sales clerk, Economists Bookshop, London, 1951-1952; copy editor, Alfred A. Knopf, New York City, 1952-1953; research assistant, Alfred Politz Research, New York City, 1954-1955; assistant account executive, McCann-Erickson Advertising, New York City, 1955-1958; account executive, Ogilvy & Mather Advertising, New York City, 1958-1965; account supervisor, Hicks & Greist, New York City, 1965-1966; copywriter, Compton Advertising, New York City, 1966-1967; president, South St. Seaport Museum, New York City, 1967-1976; president, National Maritime History Society, Peekskill, New York, since 1976.
Vice president World Ship Trust, London, 1979, American Sail Training Association, Newport, Rhode Island, 1978-1991. Chairman State Council on Waterways, Saratoga Springs, New York, 1986-1989. With United States Naval Reserve, 1944-1946.
Member of the United States Naval Institute, Mystic Seaport Museum, National Trust for Historic Preservation, Hudson Waterfront Museum (advisor), Hudson River Maritime Center (advisor), New York Yacht Club, Off Soundings Club.
Married Eva Marie Franceschi, June 5, 1957 (divorced 1965). Children: Thomas Naylor, Carol, Anthony Taylor. Married Norma Marie Franceschi, October 10, 1965.
Children: Robert, Joseph.