Bachelor of Arts, Hobart College, 1969. Master of Arts, University of Chicago, 1972.
Instructor history Simon"s Rock of Bard College, Great Barrington, Massachusetts, 1969-1971. Chairman history department Foxcroft School, Middleburg, Virginia, 1971-1980. Academic dean Ethel Walker School, Simsbury, Connecticut, 1980-1983, acting headmaster, 1983-1984, associate headmaster, 1984-1987, principal Emma Willard School, Troy, New York, 1987-1989.
Fund raising consultant, 1989;associate director The Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, Massachusetts, 1989.
Lecturer on Nazi Germany, New York University, 1980. Chairman board of trustees Berkshire Country Day School, Lenox, Massachusetts, 1983-1986, 89-92.
Joseph Klingenstein fellowColumbia University, 1979-1980.
Member of National Society Fund Raising Executives, Association Supervision & Curriculum Development, National Council Social Studies, National Trust Historic Preservation, American History Association.
Married Hilary Somers Deely, September 11, 1971. Children: Mary Sedgwick, Philip Lawrence Somers.