Certified, University Stockholm, 1948. Bachelor, George Washington University, 1950. Doctor of Philosophy, University Lund, Sweden, 1953.
Orientation officer, United States Displaced Persons Commission, French Zone, Germany, 1950-1951; program and operations officer Refugee Relief, Department State, Washington, 1954-1955; intelligence research analyst, Department State, Washington, 1955-1958; political officer, American Embassy, Copenhagen, Denmark, 1959-1963; consul, Faroe Islands, 1959-1963; political counselor, Helsinki, Finland, 1964-1969; deputy country director, then director Nordic countries, Washington, 1969-1973; press attache, American Embassy, Stockholm, 1974-1976; special assistant human rights and refugee affairs, Washington, 1977-1980; foreign affairs consultant, senior consultant, Washington, since 1980.
1st lieutenant United States Army, 1944-1947, Tokyo. Member American Foreign Service Association, Diplomatic and Consular Officers Retired, American Scandinavian Foundation.
Married Elizabeth Fredrikson, December 22, 1948 (divorced 1974). Children: Emily Susanne, Eric Torsten. Married Thale Gunneng, August 5, 1974 (deceased February 2000).
1 child, Arne Ericsson.