Graduate cum laude, Princeton University, New Jersey, 1949.
Associate editor New American Library. of World Literature, New York City, 1949-1959, editorial vice president, 1959-1964. President, editorial director Weybright & Talley, 1966-1978. Public Truman Talley Books/Times Books, 1978-1982.
With Evangelical Presbyterian Dutton, 1983-1998, St. Martin's Press, New York City, 1998—2008. Retired, 2008.
Member of Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association.
Married Madelon DeVoe, October 17, 1953 (deceased 1997). Children: Melanie, Macdonald, Marina. Married Susannah H. Chapman, February 6, 2008.