Philosophy License, U. Lund, 1913, Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), 1927.
Member Swedish Academy 1916, permanent secretary, 1941-1964. President Nobel Committee, 1947.
In 1919 he was elected as a member of the Swedish Academy when he was 35 years old, the youngest ever, at that time.
Married Anna Margareta Sjoberg, July 12, 1916. Children: Ingrid, Karin, Anna Greta.