Graduate, Choate School, 1927. Bachelor, Yale, 1931. Bachelor of Laws, Harvard University, 1934.
Doctor of Laws (honorary), City University of New York City College, 1992.
With firm, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, New York City, 1935-1937;
deputy assistant district attorney, New York City, 1937-1941;
with firm, Donovan, Leisure, Newton & Lumbard, New York City, 1941;
member of staff district attorney, New York City, 1942-1950;
chief indictment board, 1942-1944;
chief, appeal bureau, 1944-1950;
partner firm, Barrett Knapp Smith Schapiro & Simon (and predecessors), 1950-1972;
United States district judge, Southern District New York, 1972-1987;
senior district judge, Southern District New York, since 1987. Special counsel New York State Youth Commission, 1950-1953. Waterfront Commission New York.Harbor, 1953-1954.
Member temporary commission revision New York State penal law andcriminal code, 1964-1969. Chairman Knapp Commission to Investigate Allegations of Police Corruption in New York City, 1969-1972. General counsel Urban League Greater New York, 1970-1972.
Secretary Community Council Greater New York, 1952-1958. President Dalton Schools, New York City, 1950-1953, Youth House, 1967-1968. Trustee University Settlement, 1945-1964, Mobilization for Youth, 1965-1970.
Member American Bar Association, American Law Institute, American Bar Foundation, American College Trial Lawyers, Association Bar City New York (secretary 1946-1949, chairman of the executive committee 1971-1972).
Married Ann Fallert, May 17, 1962. 1 son, Gregory Wallace. Children by previous marriage– Whitman Everett, Caroline Miller (Mistress Edward M. W. Hines), Marion Elizabeth.