Bachelor, Bard College, 1970.
Sculptural technician Felber Studios, Horsham, Pennsylvania, 1970. Assistant to senior curator Museum City of New York, 1971—1972, assistant curator paintings, prints and photographs, 1971—1977, curator prints and photographs, 1977—1979, curator department paintings, prints and photographs, 1980—1985, senior curator, 1985—1987. Annual lecturer New York University, since 1978.
Assistant director Maine State Museum, since 1987. International exhibition consultant.
Member active historic committee City of Gardiner, since 1989. Member advisory council Motion Picture and television Foundation, 1981—1985. Member art advisory committee Gracie Mansion Conservancy, New York City, 1981—1986.
Member advisory committee North-East Document Conservation Center, since 1989. Board advisors Blaine House Restoration Committee, Maine, since 1987. Member of Sons. of Revolution New York, National Arts.
Club, Maine Association Museum (founder 1990), Bard-St. Stephens Alumni Association (board governors since 1980), New York Archival Society (board directors since 1984), Society Industrial Archeology, American Institute Conservation History and Artistic Works, American Association State and Local History (state chair), Maine League History Society and Museum (member standing committee museum 1988-1990), American Association Museum.
Married Jane McClure Pelson, October 11, 1980. Children: Andrew Steven, Katherine Annual.