Student, City College of New York, 1958—1961.
Accounting clerk Simon & Schuster, Incorporated, New York York City, 1955—1959. Controller Hill & Wang, Inc., 1959—1966. Vice president, assistant secretary Basic Books, Inc., 1966—1970.
Controller, assistant secretary Intext Press, Inc., 1970—1973. Assistant director, business manager Howard University Press, Washington, 1974—1987, public consultant, since 1988. Consultant Russell Sage Foundation, New York City, 1967.
Advisory committee Washington Technology Institute, 1975. Consultant National Endowment of the Humanities, Washington, 1980—1981. With United States Air Force Reserve, 1955-1963.
Member of American Library Association, Washington Book Publishers, Association American University Presses, Association American Publishers Inc., American Booksellers Association.
Married Carol Ann Lang, July 19, 1958 (divorced July 1972). Children: William Saunderson II, Kelly Annual.