Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts, Northwestern University, 1944; Doctor of Laws, St. Mary's College, 1969.
Vice president, treasurer, director, Julien Collins & Company, 1945-1949; managing partner, Cruttenden, Podesta & Miller, 1949-1963; senior vice-president, director, Walston & Company, Inc., 1963-1965; senior vice president, treasurer, director, Chicago Corporation, 1965-1969, 73-79; chairman of the executive committee, Altorfer, Podesta, Woolard & Company, 1979-1981; vice president, Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Inc., 1981-1982; principal, Podesta & Company, since 1982; assistant secretary for economics development, Department Commerce, 1969-1973. Director Pettibone Corporation. Board of Governors American Stock Exch., 1962-1964, Midwest Stock Exch., 1954-1957.
President Grant Park Concerts Society. Member National Association Securities Dealers. Clubs: Chicago, Mid-Day, Mid-American (Chicago).
Bohemian (San Francisco).
Married Corrine A. Murnighan, December 26, 1936. Children: Carol Ann (Mistress Brian F. Foley), Mary Ellen (Mistress C. Kevin Burke), Kathleen (Mistress John T. Mehigan), Robert Anthony.