American teaching fellow, Sorbonne, 1926-1929. Entered United States Foreign Service, 1930. V. consul, Bucharest, transferred to Sofia, Bulgaria, 1931, resigned, 1932.
Returned to University of Paris as instructor, 1932. Came to the United States, 1933, and appeared in numerous New York productions under name of Eric Wollencott. Instructor English, Russell Sage College, 1938-1939, assistant professor, 1939-1940, associate professor 1940-1942.
Appointed department chairman, 1940, professor, 1945. Professor of English and head of department, Dickinson College, 1946-1953. Civilian consultant to Joint Chiefs of Staff, 1942.
Military Intelligence officer, O.S.S., Armed Forces Headquarters (Algiers) 1942-1944. Director Amerika Institute, professor American literature Free U. Berlin, 1951-1954. Teacher at Loomis School, since 1957.
Born March 7, 1907