Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1960. Master of Business Administration, Harvard University, 1963.
Associate Mobil Chemical Company, New York City, 1963-1966. With Lehman Brothers, 1967—1984. Chairman Carbo Ceramics Inc., Dallas, since 1987, J&W Seligman & Company, Incorporated, New York York City, 1988—2008, Cove Point Holdings LLC, since 2008, Tri-Continental Corporation, 1988—2008.
Ensign United States Coast Guard Reserve, 1961.
Managing director Metropolitan Opera Association, New York, since 1995, president, Chief Executive Officer, since 2003. Trustee Woods Hole (Massachusetts) Oceanog. Institution, 2001—2009.
Married Susan VanAvery Follett, August 26, 1961. Children: Edward F., David L., Kenneth V.