Bachelor of Arts, Western Washington College, 1942; Bachelor of Arts, University Washington, 1947; Master of Arts, University Washington, 1948; Doctor of Philosophy, University Washington, 1954.
Instructor, U. Washington, 1954-1955; Instructor, U. Delaware, 1955-1958; associate professor, Trenton State College, 1958-1966; associate professor, Indiana U.-Purdue University, Indianapolis, 1966-1970; professor, Indiana U.-Purdue University, 1970-1982; professor emeritus, Indiana U.-Purdue University, since 1982; department chairman, Indiana U.-Purdue University, 1970-1980.
Served with United States Army Air Force, 1942-1946. Member American History Association, Organisation American Historians, American Association of University Professors. M C.
Married Kathryn Jane Tipton, August 20, 1955. 1 child, William Tipton.