AB, Dartmouth College, 1941. Doctor of Humane Letters, Dartmouth College, 1970. Master of Literature (Rhodes scholar 1947), Oxford University, England, 1949.
Newspaper reporter, 1937-1941. Special writer O.W.I., 1943-1944. Organizer, chairman American Veterans Committee, 1944-1947.
Military correspondent The Nation, 1944. Staff United States Mission to United Nations, 1949. Executive secretary American Book Publications Council, 1952.
Vice president Viking Press, 1956-1961, executive vice president, 1961-1966. Vice president Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, New York City, 1966-1971, counsellor, 1971-1973. Editor American Oxonian, 1977.
Writer, consultant, since 1973.
(A storyteller in the best of that tradition, weaving tale...)
Served as lieutenant British Army, 1941-1943.
Married Mary Brooks Elwell, August 1, 1943. Children: Guy Willard II, John Cox, Brooks.