Student, Choate School, 1923-1929; Bachelor of Arts, Yale University, 1933; postgraduate law school, London School Economics, 1935-1936.
Reporter, Bennington (Vermont) Banner, 1938-1940;
managing editor, Bennington (Vermont) Banner, 1940-1942;
information specialist, Board Economics Warfare, 1942-1944;
director information, Foreign Economics Administration, 1944-1945;
assistant to administrator, Foreign Economics Administration, 1945;
director information, Office International Trade, Department Commerce, 1945-1946;
press officer, Department State, 1945-1949;
executive assistant press relations, Department State, 1950;
assistant press secretary, White House, 1950-1952;
acting press secretary to President, October-December 1952;
press secretary, December 1952;
personal assistant to, Democratic presidential candidate, 1956;
assistant secretary for public affairs, Department State, 1961-1962;
ambassador, United States representative to European office United Nations, other international agys., Geneva, Switzerland, 1962-1969;
co-public, Adirondack Daily Enterprise, Saranac Lake, New York, 1953-1970, columnist, until 1991;
co-public, Lake Placid News, 1957-1970;
faculty, Paul Smith's (New York) College, 1959-1961;
director development, Paul Smith's (New York) College, 1972-1975;
deputy commissioner operations and planning, New York State Department Parks and Recreation, 1975-1977;
acting dean, dean academic relations, Foreign Svc. Institute, Department State, 1969-1972;
Adjunct Professor, Plattsburgh State University Delaware, 1981-1982. Member Governor's Commission Sports and Winter Olympics.
Governor's representative to 1980 Winter Olympics. Executive director North Country Economics Council. Chairman Olympic Accommodations Corporation.
Director Key Bank, Saranac Lake, New York, Champlain Valley Physicians' Hospital, Plattsburgh, New York, Biotechnology Corporation, Lake Placid. News director Democratic National Committee, 1960. Democratic candidate for Congress from 30th New York District, 1974.
Trustee Trudeau Institute, Potsdam College Foundation. Trustee emeritus College of Atlantic, Bar Harbor, Maine. Chairman Foreign Policy Council, Lake Placid.
President Adirondack North Country Association. Board directors Adirondack Conservancy. Chairman Committee on the Adirondacks.
Past president, director Adirondack Park Association. Chairman advisory committee Adirondack North Country Association. Advisor Commission on Adirondack in 21st Century.
Member New York State Committee on Academy-Industry Relations. Chairman Governor's Tourism Advisory Council. Member Governor's Task Force on Revitalized Area Development.
Member Committee on the Present Danger, American Foreign Service Association.
Married Anne Williams, March 8, 1936. Children: Suzanne (Mistress L. Batra), Jean (Mistress R. Sherwood), Peter, Brenda (Mistress J. Chandler).