Bachelor cum laude, Harvard University, 1951. Master of Business Administration with distinction, Harvard University, 1953. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Pratt Institute, 1994.
Doctor of Laws (honorary), Baruch College City University of New York, 2002.
Associate buying and new business department Kuhn, Loeb & Company Investment Bankers, 1955-1960. President, director Drug Development Corporation, Ex-Lax, Inc., Roycemore, Inc., 1962-1971. Member New York State Senate, 1969—2002.
President, Chief Executive Officer United Nations Development Corporation, New York City, since 2002. Deputy majority leader for policy, chairman investigations, taxation and government operations committee. Chairman Senate special committee on arts and cultural affairs.
Member Senate task forces on defense spending, Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, vandalism, religious desecration and bigotry, and economic recovery and development. Finance, rules, cities, education, crime and correction and transportation committees, subcommittee on libraries chairman legislation committee on public private, cooperative, 1985-1988. Chairman housing and urban development committee, 1968-1976.
President Goodman Family Foundation. Board directors 1st Empire State Corporation, 1984-2000. Member advisory board Chemical Bank, 1963-1965, M & T Bank Corporation, since 2000, commissioner finance, finance administrator City of New York, 1966-1968.
Member New York City. Banking Commission, 1966-1968. Past trustee New York City Police Pension Fund, New York City Fire Department Pension Fund, 1966-1968.
Member Mayor's Cabinet and Supercabinet, 1966-1968, New York City Treasurer, 1966-1968. Chairman State Charter Revision Commission for New York City, 1972-1976. Adjunct professor public administration Baruch College City University of New York, 1975.
Member Mayor Guiliani Transition Team, 1993. Member Governor Pataki Transition Team, 1994.
Board directors Citizens Committee New York City. Past member board Brotherhood-In-Action. Trustee Heart Research Foundation.
Executive assistant to chairman New York State Assembly Judicial Committee, 1963-1964. Assistant to attorney general State New York, 1960. President 9th A.D. Republican Club, 1963-1964.
Delegate New York State Republican Conventions, 1966-2000, delegate Republican National Convention, 1968, 72, 76, 80, 84, 88, 92, 96, 2000, 2004, Presidential Elector, 1984. Chairman New York County Republican Committee, 1981-2002, treasurer, 1965. Member New York Republican State Committee, executive committee.
New York State co-chairman Bush-for-President campaigns, 1988, 92, Bush-Quayle National Finance Committee, 1988, 92. Candidate for Mayor of New York City., 1977. Trustee Carnegie Hall Society, Inc., Carnegie Hall Corporation, past trustee Columbia College Pharmaceutical Sciences, Long Island College Hospital, New York Committee Young Audiences, United Jewish Appeal, Tel Aviv University, Freedom House, Dalton Schools Brotherhood-In-Action, Heart Research Foundation.
Presidential appointee to National Commission Fine Arts, 1985-1989, National Endowment Arts Council, 1989-1996, trustee John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, since 2002. Ambassador arts National Education Association, 2000. Fellow Metropolitan Museum Art.
Patron Metropolitan Opera. Sponsor New York Philharmonic Society. Member Regents visiting committee New York State Museum.
Trustee Temple Emanu-El. Past board directors Freedom House. Member New York Committee for Young Audiences, Harvard Committee on University Resources.
Member board overseers John F. Kennedy School Government/Harvard University Lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1953-1956. Member Anti-Defamation League (board governors New York ), American Young President's Organization, Finance Analysts Federation, New York Society Security Analysts, Council Foreign Relations, Woodrow Wilson International Center Scholars (member advisory group), Association Harvard Alumni (past director), Harvard Club (governor), Century Association, Century Country Club, Dutch Treat Club, Senate Club (president), Harvard Business School, City Club, Omicron Delta Epsilon (honorary).
Married Barbara Christine Furrer, June 28, 1955. Children: Claire Goodman Pellegrini Cloud, Leslie Alice, Randolph Bernard.