After graduation from Stuyvesant High School, I went to Columbia for undergraduate work, and to Cornell and Princeton for graduate work in history. I taught history for a year at Ohio State, and then joined the Foreign Service where I served for almost 45 years, concentrating my efforts on arms control and nuclear nonproliferation. I also spent a lot of time on temporary assignments related to the United Nations in New York and Geneva, Switzerland.
My wife, Denise and I lived in Belgium (three times) and Calcutta, India, where our son David was born. We currently reside in Washington DC.
All in all, a fascinating life for which I was well prepared by my years in Sunnyside.