AB, Harvard College, 1952; Master of Business Administration, Harvard College, 1955.
Investment research, Scudder Stevens & Clark, Boston, 1955-1969; director investment research, John P. Chase, Boston, 1969-1974; department head, endowment management, Bank of New England, Boston, 1974-1983; senior vice-president, director research, Woodstock Corporation, Boston, since 1983. Board of managers Old South Association, Boston, since 1984.
Trustee New England Home for Deaf, Danvers, Massachusetts, since 1977. Secretary United States Badminton Education Foundation, Wellesley, Massachusetts, since 1972.
Married Frances Buhrig Goodman, June 25, 1955. Children: Barbara Ann, William IV, Nancy.