Bachelor, Columbia College, 1942. Master of Science in Journalism, Columbia University, 1943. Master of Arts in Economics, Columbia University, 1948.
Wire editor, Associated Press, Newark, New Jersey, 1943-1944; staff writer Sunday department, New York Times, 1944-1945; staff writer, Fortune Magazine, New York City, 1946-1947; correspondent, Business Week Magazine, Washington, 1948-1952; managing editor newsletters, Bureau National Affairs, Washington, 1952-1960; editor, public, Bond and Money Market Letter, 1960-1997; board chairman, Newsletter Superior vena cava syndrome, Inc., Lanham, Maryland., since 1972.
Married Gloria Mesinoff, December 23, 1951. Children: Laura Evelyn Brown, Michael Jay.