AB, Yale University, 1947.
Salesman, Estabrook & Company, Boston, 1947-1953; vice president, Loomis Sayles, Boston, Philadelphia, 1967-1985; partner, State Street Research & Management Company, Boston, since 1960; partner, Saltonstall & Company, Boston, since 1980. Board directors Affiliated Publs., Boston, McCaw Cellular Communications, Kirkland, Washington, Fifty Associations, Boston, various mutual funds, Boston.
Trustee Wellesley (Massachusetts) College, 1979-1980, Noble and Grenborough School, Dedham, Massachusetts, 1970-1978, president of the board of trustees. Captain United States Marine Corps Reserve, 1951, Korea.
Married Patricia Perrin, March 20, 1948. Children: Robert Ashton Junior, John P., George W., Frances G.