AB magna cum laude, Harvard University, 1950. Juris Doctor magna cum laude, Harvard University, 1953.
Associate Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, New York City, 1956-1966. Member New York State Assembly, Albany, 1965-1968. Associate Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, New York City, 1966-1968.
Regional administrator United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, New York, 1970—1977, 1970—1977, New Jersey, 1970—1977, 1970—1977. Chair Federal Regional Council, New York, Puerto Rico, New Jersey, and Virgin Islands, 1971-1977. Member of congress United States House of Representatives, Washington, 1978-1993.
Member New York City Campaign Finance Board, 1994-2000. Law clerk Judge Cary T. Washington United States Court Appeals (District of Columbia circuit), 1955—1956. Member House Appropriations Committee, ranking Republican member VA-Housing and Urban Development-Investigational New Drug Agencies Subcommittee, 1981-1993, Foreign Opers.
Appropriations Subcommittee, 1991-1992. Member space studies board National Research Council, 1995-2001. Board directors General American Investors Company, New York City, Energy Answers Corporation, Albany, ClientSoft Corporation, Miami, Florida.
Vice-chair New York City Housing Development Corporation, since 1994.
Co-chair National Commission on Severely Distressed Public Housing, Washington, 1991-1992. Chair board governors New York Academy of Sciences, 1999-2001. Member Governor Pataki's advisory committee Rivers & Estuaries Center on Hudson, since 2000.
Trustee New School University, New York City, since 1985. Treasurer Association of the Bar of the City of New York, 1976-1978. Delegate Republican National Convention, 1980, 88, 92.
Trustee Montefiore Medical Center, American Assembly, Citizens Housing and Planning Council, New York, others. Trustee, treasurer, Academy Political Science 1st lieutenant (Jag Corp) United States Army, 1953-1955. Member Jewish Association for Services for the Aged (president 1994-1995, trustee).
Married Patricia Freiberg, May 29, 1966. Children: Catherine Ann, Louis Matthew.