AB, Dartmouth College, 1944; Doctor of Letters, Whittier College, 1973.
Field representative college division, Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1947-1950; Western division manager, Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1951-1954; assistant to president, Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1955; director, Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1951-1958, 82-96; president, Wadsworth Public Company, Belmont, California, 1957-1964; chairman, Wadsworth Public Company, 1964-1977; chairman, Dickenson Public Company, Los Angeles, 1968-1977; chairman, Allyn & Bacon, Inc., Boston, 1980-1981; chairman, HDL Communications. Board of trustees Ednl. Foundation American, Westport, Connecticut.
Member board visitors University of California at Los Angeles Graduate School Management, 1975-1984, University of California at Los Angeles School Medicine, 1983-1989. Board directors University California Irvine Foundation, 1986-1991, The Earth Circle Foundation. Trustee Whittier (California) College, 1970-1976, National Fitness Foundation, 1986-1989.
Member board overseers Dartmouth Medical School, 1976-1979. President Native American Preparatory School, 1988-1996, Ettinger Foundation, 1980-1996, President' Circuit, National Academy of Sciences, 1990-1996. Member Sons of the American Revolution, Belmont Chamber of Commerce (president 1969-1970), United States Yacht Racing Association, Stanford Sailing Association (trustee 1977-1981), Indian Harbor Yacht Club, Newport Harbor Yacht Club.
Married Sharon Whitaker, May 1, 1971. Children: Deborah, Pamela, Heidi, Barbara, Wendy, Richard Prentice, Ronene, Jean, James, Christian, Leland, Matthew.