Bachelor, University Texas, 1924; Master of Arts, University Texas, 1925; Doctor of Philosophy, University of Chicago, 1926.
Instructor philosophy, University of Minnesota, 1926-1927; Adjunct Professor philosophy, University Texas, 1927-1933; assistant professor philosophy, University of Chicago, 1933-1944; associate professor, University of Chicago, 1944-1951; professor, University of Chicago, 1951-1967; department chairman philosophy, University of Chicago, 1948-1960. Visiting professor U. Kansas, 1969.
Member American Philosophical Association, Quadrangle Club, Cliff Dwellers Club, Phi Beta Kappa.
Son of William Charner and Ola (Cox) P. M. Faith Adams, June 10, 1924 (deceased). 1 daughter, Alison; m.
2d, Ruth Fuller Sergel, August 5, 1966.