American businessman, school administrator, and politician who held office as Chancellor of the Georgia University System. During the early 1970s, he also served as a Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.
After graduating from Carnegie Mellon University, he served as Chairman of Alliant Energy Corporation.
He held an executive position with the British Petroleum (BP) Oil Company from 1998-2010.
He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and he later settled in Atlanta, Georgia with his wife, Elaine Davis.
He and fellow politician Joel Klein both held office as Superintendent of Schools (in Georgia and New York, respectively).