As a young man, he was a professor of political science at Cambridge University. He insisted on using unabridged original works for study purposes, making him a "radical" in the eyes of officials. He was eventually sent to the Jupiter moon Callisto to served as the local administrator for the Outbound Operations Administration, overseeing the development and construction of Earth's interstellar colony ships.
By the 2350s CE, he had become the leader of a secret movement that planned to collapse the Earth economy with a backdoor computer program in order to cause an economic winter that would likely cause the downfall of the Earth Union government. The plan was successful after he was able to convince Lieutenant Lee Strong of the Customs Patrol to deliver the program aboard his ship, the Venerated Gaia. (HHA6.1: BTB)