Bachelor of Science magna cum laude, University of Southern California, 1949; Master of Business Administration, Harvard University, 1951.
With, Dean Witter & Company, Los Angeles, 1951-1971; partner, Dean Witter & Company, 1959; senior vice president, Dean Witter & Company, 1968-1970; executive vice president, director, member Executive Committee, director marketing and research, Dean Witter & Company, 1969-1971; vice Chairman of the Board, chairman of the executive committee, Capital Research Company, 1972-1977; chief executive office, Capital Group, Inc., Los Angeles, 1978-1982; chairman, Capital Strategy Research, Inc., since 1982. Member of advisory committee Coldwell Banker Funds, since 1978.
Member of the board councilors Graduate School Business, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, 1978-1988, visiting committee, since 1990. Board directors Los Angeles Children's Hospital, since 1985. Served with United States Naval Reserve, 1945-1946.
Member California Club, Los Angeles Athletic Club, New York Athletic Club, Phi Kappa Phi, Beta Gamma Sigma, Kappa Alpha.
Married Sheridan Ann Stephens, August 10, 1950 (divorced May. 1970); children: Kelley Anne Hurt Purnell, Kathleen Constance, Courtney Diana Hurt MacMillan. Married Sarah Sherman, May 28, 1970.