AB cum laude, Bowdoin College, 1943.
Printing accounts executive McCall Corporation, New York City, 1949-1952, publisher, 1952-1957. Assistant to president Ziff-Davis Public Company, New York City, 1957-1959, executive vice president, 1959-1974, vice chairman, 1974-1981. Also director; chairman Yachting Public Corporation, since 1977.
Senior vice president Ziff Corporation, since 1981. Director Advertising Council, 1977-1983. Director Aviation Simulation Technology, Inc., Bedford, Massachusetts.
President United States Ski Educational Foundation, also United States Ski Team, Inc., 1974-1975, honorary chairman board, since 1976. Active American Cancer Society, 1965-1970. General chairman Cancer Care, Inc., 1981.
Served with United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1945. Member Magazine Public Association (director 1972, vice chairman 1973-1981), Bowdoin College Alumni Association (council 1965-1969), Psi Upsilon. Clubs: Union League (New York City).
New Canaan (Connecticut) Country. Pine Valley Country (Clementon, New Jersey).
Married Elizabeth Buffinton, May 28, 1949. Children: Jonathan Scott, Peter Leland, Barry Durfee.