AB, Claremont McKenna College, 1959. Master of Public Administration, University California, Berkeley, 1963.
Administrative intern Berkeley City Manager' General’ s Office, 1961-1962. Assistant to director League California Cities, Los Angeles, 1962-1969. Executive director Southern California Association Governments, 1969-1976.
Deputy mayor City of Los Angeles, 1976-1984. President Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, 1984-1997. Executive director State of California Employment Development Department, 1997-1999.
President ready reckoner Consultant, since 1999. Sergeant United States Army, 1960-1966.
Member Los Angeles County Transportation Commission, Los Angeles, 1976—1992. Vice chairman Transportation Commission Southern Pasadena. California Trust for the Environment, 1976—2002.
Trustee Claremont (California) McKenna College, since 1989. Member board governors Rose Institute State and Local Government, since 1990. Chair California Goods Movement Committee, Sacramento, 1992—1994.
National president American Society Public Administration, Washington, 1980. Member advisory board University Southern California School Public Policy and Development. Fellow Newcomen Society.
Member National Academy for Public Administration, California Association for Indiana Colleges (member executive committee since 1995), California Club, Flintridge Golf Club.
Married Sandra Phyllis Shortridge, January 19, 1963. Children: Kimber Lynn Remy Edwards, Erin Christine Petrossi.