Bachelor, Bowling Green State University, 1952; Master of Arts, Bowling Green State University, 1953; Doctor of Philosophy, Pennsylvania State University, 1963.
Professor Emporia (Kansas) State University, 1961-1965. Professor history University Nebraska, Lincoln, since 1965. Professor strategy Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island, 1975-1976.
Member United States Air Force History Advisory Committee, 1979-1983. Member Fulbright National Selection Board for Germany, since 1989.
First lieutenant United States Air Force, 1953-1956. Member American History Association, German Studies Association (secretary-treasurer 1989-1991).
Son of John F. and Mary A. (Granchi) H. Divorced; children: Eric John, Heidi A.