AB, Syracuse University, 1940. Bachelor of Laws, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1946.
Associate Sullivan & Cromwell, New York City, 1946-1953, partner, since 1956. Director, division corporation regulation Securities and Exchange Commission, Washington, 1953-1956.
Acting police justice Village of Plandome, Long Island, New York, 1962-1964. Member, director Psi Upsilon Foundation, Inc., Paoli, Pennsylvania, since 1973, president, since 1983. Served to 1st lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1946.
Member American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, American Judicature Society, Association Bar City New York (chairman committee on corporation law 1967-1968) Clubs: Recess, Harvard, St. Andrews Society of State of New York (New York City). Port Washington Yacht (New York ). Plandome Field and Marine (New York).
Married Frances Bennett Furqueron, February 12, 1944. Children– Robert Pitkin, George Whitfield, Bennett Adams.