Bachelor of Science, River Falls State Teachers College, 1930. Postgraduate Boston University, 1930-1931. Master of Arts, Harvard, 1935, Doctor of Philosophy, 1940.
Faculty, Boston University, 1941-1980, professor geology, 1947-1980, department chairman 1947-1962. President, Earth Science Institute, 1949-1952. Fulbright lecturer, Dacca, East Pakistan, 1963-1964.
Fellow Geological Society American, Mineral. Society American; member American Geophysical Union, Boston Geological Society (president 1949-1951, secretary 1951-1953), American Meteorological Society, New York Academy Science.
Married Cornelia Ellen Cell, September 5, 1936. Married second, Nancy Paterson Hicks, August 20, 1948. Married 3d, Alice Pauline Caras, December 21, 1957.
Children: Marilyn Roberta, Caleb Wroe, Arrola Lee (deceased).