He was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on July 19, 1938, and graduated from Wellesley (Massachusetts) High School. A Lowell House resident at Harvard, he received his A.B., magna cum laude in history, with the Class in 1960.
He taught history at Boston College after completing his M.A. at Yale in 1961 and in 1976 earned an M.B.A. at Babson College.
He spent most of his career in sales of art supplies, working first for Charrette Corporation in Woburn, Massachusetts, and then as a branch manager of Utrecht Art and Drafting Supply in Washington, DC.
An amateur art historian, he enjoyed collecting paintings by young, emerging artists. He was active in local Republican politics and volunteered as a builder with Habitat for Humanity. The Class has no information on surviving family.