Bachelor, Howard University, 1970. Juris Doctor, Harvard Law School, 1973.
Associate, Steptoe & Johnson, Washington, 1973-1975; counsel, United States Senate Judiciary Committee, Washington, 1975-1977; associate director domestic policy staff, The White House, Washington, 1977-1981; senior policy advisory, Department Human Services, Washington, 1982-1986; special assistant to president, Howard U., Washington, 1986-1989; executive vice president, Howard U. Foundation, Washington, 1988-1989; executive vice president and chief operating officer, Close Up Foundation, Alexandria, Virginia, since 1989.
Team leader Carter-Mondale Transition Team, Washington, 1976. Board directors, treasurer Children's Hospital National Medical Center, Washington, since 1984. Board directors, chairman Latin American Youth Center, Washington, since 1986.
Vice chairman Washington Regional Heart Transplant Consortium, 1987-1991. With United States Navy, 1961-1965. Member of Federal City.
Married Michelene Ridley, March 29, 1969 (divorced July 1982). 1 child, Erik Christopher. Married Laurel Antoinette Pyke, September 4, 1982.
Children: Alexander Scott, Hilary Elliott.