Bachelor of Science magna cum laude, University of California at Los Angeles, 1974.
Aid, Los Angeles City Council, 1974-1978; director, Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, Los Angeles, 1978-1980; president, Spectrum Resources, Inc., Los Angeles, 1979-1982; chief consultant, California State Senate, Sacramento, 1982-1988; executive vice president, The Doctors' Company, Napa, California, 1988-1993; president, Sheldon M. Davidow & Associations, Napa, since 1993; chief operating officer, Architectural Glass Design, Inc., Napa, 1995-1996. Board directors Robert Plan Corporation, Alistar Insurance Company, Architectural Glass Design, Inc.
President Napa Valley Economic Development Corporation, since 1995. Chairman Business Education Partnership, Napa, 1993-1995. Member Napa Valley Flood Control Corporation, since 1996.
Member Los Angeles County Democratic Council, 1978-1980.
Married Carol Curinga, May 1, 1976 (divorced December 1993). Children: Katherine C., Allison C. Married Kathryn Kendrick, September 17, 1994.
Stepchildren: Clancy Coakley, Betty Kay Coakley, Kendrick Coakley.