Bachelor of Arts, LaSalle College, 1938; Master of Arts, University Pennsylvania, 1940; Doctor of Philosophy (Social Science Research Council fellow), University of Pennsylvania, 1943.
Instructor history, Italian civilization Haverford College, 1942-1943. Instructor modern European history University Pennsylvania, 1944-1945. Successively instructor, assistant professor, associate professor, professor New York University, 1945-1962.
Wilson professor modern European and Italian history University Rochester, 1962-1982, emeritus, 1982-1989. Visiting professor Columbia University, 1961-1962, 64. President American division Instituto per la Storia del Risorgimento, 1959-1960.
Consultant in Italian history Collier's Encyclopedia. Member selection committee Italian government scholarships, Fulbright Italian history fellowships.
(Salomone, A. William (editor). Italy from the Risorgiment...)
Member American History Association (session held in his honor 1983), Association European Historians New York (president 1970-1972), Renaissance Society of America, American Association Teachers Italian, American Academy Political Science, Society for Italian History Studies (president), American-Italy Society, Matteotti International Symposium (president 1975).
Married Lina Palmerio, September 13, 1941. 1 child, Ilia S. Salomone Smith.