Bachelor of Arts Nebraska, 1915. Postgraduate, University Pennsylvania, 1918. AM, Harvard University, 1917.
Postgraduate, London School of Economics, 1921. Postgraduate, King's College, Cambridge University, 1922. Doctor of Philosophy, Harvard University, 1924.
Instructor in history, Milton (Massachusetts) Academy, 1918-1920; assistant professor of history, U. Oregon, 1922-1926; professor, U. Oregon, 1926-1930; professor of history, U. Washington, 1930-1934; professor of history, Western Reserve U., 1934-1960; Haydh professor of history, Western Reserve U., from 1960. Visiting professor summers University of Minnesota, 1923, 26, Western Reserve U., 1931, 32, University of California at Los Angeles, 1939, 47, University of Michigan, 1945.
Thayer fellow Harvard University, 1916-1917, Bayard Cutting traveling fellowship, 1920-1921, Parker traveling fellow, 1921-1922, Harrison fellow University of Pennsylvania,1917-1918, Guggenheim fellow 1928-1929. Member American History Association, Royal History Society, American Association of University Professors, Phi Beta Kappa.
Married Margaret MacGregor, June 15, 1925 (deceased July 1940).