Bachelor of Arts, Yale University, 1947; Master of Arts, University Virginia, 1949; Doctor of Philosophy, University Virginia, 1957.
Assistant cashier Carolina Savings Bank, Charleston, 1949-1954. Assistant professor English, Duke University, 1957-1963, associate professor, 1963-1967, professor, 1967, chairman department English, 1982-1986, professor emeritus, since 1993. Director summer institute Commission on English, College Entrance Examination Board, 1962.
President Durham Savoyards, Ltd., 1966-1968, 81-82. Senior fellow Cooperative Program in Humanities, Duke-U. North Carolina, 1969. Historiographer, Diocese of South Carolina, 1960-1978.
Visiting professor United States Military Academy, 1982-1983. With United States Army, 1943-1945, European Theatre of Operations.
(6" BY 9 1/4" CLOTH COVERED HARDBACK 151 PAGES UNIVERSITY ...)
Served with infantry United States Army, 1943-1945, European Theatre of Operations. Member Modern Language Association (commission on new variorum 1980-1992, chairman Shakespeare division 1990), South Atlantic Modern Language Association (president 1980-1981), Southeastern Renaissance Conference(editor 1960-1970, 91-95, president 1973), Bibliographical Society, Royal Society Arts London, South Carolina. History Society, Carolina Yacht Club (Charleston), St. Cecilia Society (Charleston), Elizabethan Club Yale University, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi.
Married Harriet Porcher Simons, November 28, 1953. Children: George Walton Junior, Ellison Adger II, Harriet Porcher Stoney.