Born in New York City. Attended New York University. Graduate of St. John's University Law school in 1956. Admitted to the bar in New York in 1957. Married Terry Levy on August 11, 1957. They had four children. Married Elizabeth McCarthy September 25, 1982. Practiced law as a litigator.
Founder and President of First Coinvestors. In 1969 it was the first coin company to offer stock on the New York Stock Exchange. Associated with Pine Tree. He was expelled from the ANA in 1972 and reinstated in 1974. He proposed establishment of an independent grading board in 1973. He was appointed to the American Numismatic Association Grading Board in April 1975.
In 1978 he founded the Institute of Numismatic and Philatelic Studies at Adelphi University. He served as the Executive Director of the institute. He formed a new company, American Coin and Stamp Ventures Inc. in 1986. FCI filed for bankruptcy under Chapter 11 in 1989. He was a life member of the ANA, a member of the Great Eastern Numismatic Association and a member of the Numismatic Literary Guild.
obit: CW 12/12/90; NN 12/18/90; NUM 104 Jan 1991 page 127 SSDI:N/ASource credit: Pete Smith, American Numismatic Biographies