Student, University Frankfurt, Germany, 1954-1957; student, New York University, 1958.
Successively treasurer, marketing vice president, executive vice president Herder & Herder Public Company, New York City, 1958-1971. Public, general manager Herder division McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1971-1973. President, chief executive officer Seabury Press, New York City, 1973-1980.
Founder, chairman, Chief Executive Officer Continuum Public Company and Crossroad Public Company, 1980-1992. Chairman, Chief Executive Officer Continuum Public Group, 1992-2000. Co-founder, v. chairman Continuum International Public Group, London and New York City, since 2000.
Director American University Press, Cairo, since 1995. Adjunct professor marketing New York University, City University, Pace University.
Charter member national advisory committee Center for the Book Library. of Congress. Member National Committee on Higher Education and Library. Programs; board directors Peterson's, Princeton, New Jersey, Aperture Foundation, Jung Foundation, New York City.
Member Association American Publications (board directors, chairman education committee), Society Scholarly Public (charter) Clubs: University (New York City). American Yacht (Rye, New York ).
Married Helen Ruth Baumler, July 27, 1959. Children: Julia, Alice.