Bachelor of Science, Drake University, 1911. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Drake University, 1970. Bachelor of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1913.
Master of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1914. Postgraduate, Kaiser Wilhelm Institute, Berlin, and University College, London, 1916. Doctor of Philosophy, University Basel, Switzerland, 1915.
Doctor of Science (honorary), University Delaware, 1955. Doctor of Engineering (honorary), Widener College, 1976.
Research associate in chemistry Massachusetts Institute of Technology and California Institute of Technology, 1916-1917. Metallurgical engineer Guggenheim Brothers, New York and, Chile, 1919-1924. Vice president and consultant engineer Anglo-Chilean Consolidated Nitrate Corporation, 1924-1928.
With E.I. du Pont de Nemours, 1929-1957, in various positions as assistant chemical director, ammonia department, special assistant to president, chairman boards in Mexico of. DuPont (S.A., and); Cia. Mexicana de Explosives.
Member executive committee International Planned Parenthood Federation, 1962-1968. President Christiana Foundation, 1960-1973. Executive director, trustee Lalor Foundation, Wilmington, C. Lalor Burdick Lecture Fund of MBL, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, from 1985.
Founding director University Delaware Research Foundation. Honorary life member Delaware Academy Medicine. Board directors Planned Parenthood-World Population, 1961-1967.
1st lieutenant Ordnance division United States Army, 1917-1918. Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science. Member New York Academy of Sciences (life), American Institute Chemical Engineers, American Association Planned Parenthood Professionals, Society Study Fertility (England) (Marshall medal 1984), Wilmington Club, Greenville Country Club, Phi Beta Kappa.
Married Alison Ward, 1938. Children: Lalor, Cynthia.