Student, New York University, 1943; Doctor of Fine Arts (honorary), Minneapolis College Art and Design, 1975.
Engaged in investment business, New York City, 1928-1933; with, Bass River Savings Bank, South Yarmouth, Massachusetts, 1934-1960; president, Bass River Savings Bank, South Yarmouth, Massachusetts, 1952-1960; director, Cape & Vineyard Electric Company, 1958-1960; director, Hyannis Trust Company, until 1960; president, Minneapolis Society Fine Arts, governing and supporting organization for Minneapolis Institute Arts, Minneapolis College Art and Design, Children's Theatre Company, 1960-1972; vice chairman, treasurer, secretary, Minneapolis Society Fine Arts, governing and supporting organization for Minneapolis Institute Arts, Minneapolis College Art and Design, Children's Theatre Company, 1972-1975; acting director, Minneapolis School Art, 1962-1963; acting president, Minneapolis College Art and Design, 1974-1975; director resource development, Museum Fine Arts, Boston, 1975-1977; arts management and funding consultant, since 1977; president, American Art Advocates, Inc., 1984-1987. Trustee Farmers & Mechanics Savings Bank.
Vice president Cape Cod Hospital, 1955-1960. Chairman Minneapolis Committee for Urban Environment, 1968-1970, 72-74. Member Minnesota State Arts Council, 1967-1973, Minnesota Heritage Preservation Commission, 1972-1975.
Chairman Minneapolis Bicentennial Commission, 1974-1975. Member Minnesota Committee on Esthetic Environment, 1973-1975. Founding director E.B. Kelley Foundation, Hyannis, Massachusetts, 1954-1987, vice president, 1985-1987.
Board directors Tyrone Guthrie Theatre Foundation, Minneapolis, 1960-1970. Trustee Northwestern Hospital, 1967-1974, American Association Museums, 1973-1975. Member of Skylight, Minneapolis, Minnesota (Minneapolis).
Married Ruth V. Holden, September 14, 1941 (deceased March 1987). Stepchildren: Malcolm D. Whitman III, Gail W. Hughes. Married Vesta H. Bogle, May 31, 1990.