Bachelor of Science, State University of New York, Brockport, 1963. Master of Arts, New York University, 1968.
Teacher State University of New York, Farmingdale, 1969. Lecturer Hunter College, New York City, 1969. Member New York State Assembly, 1976-1980.
Deputy commissioner Hempstead Township Parks and Recreation. Member from 5th District New York United States House of Reps, 1981—1993. Member ways and means committee, 1981.
President & Chief Executive Officer Beer Institute, Washington, 1993. President Downey McGrath Group, Inc., since 1999. Member curriculum advisory committees Nassau Community College, C W Post College.
Director, Alcoholic Beverage Medical Research Foundation. Guest instructor, Lobbying Institute, American University, Washington, District of Columbia, board directors Center Congressional and Presidential Studies. Board directors, Support Our Aged Religious.
Member Ancient Order Hibernians, Naral Club, Elks, Malta, Knights of Columbus, Holy Name Society, American Irish Congress. Clubs: Ancient Order Hibernians, Elks, Knights of Columbus, Holy Name Society, American Irish Congress, Capitol Hill (president).
Married Joanne Coady, 1967. 1 son, Timoth; Married Sheri Peterson. Four sons.