Bachelor of Arts, Princeton, 1907. Bachelor of Laws, Harvard, 1910. Doctor of Laws, University of Kentucky, 1915.
Doctor of Laws, Tusculum College, Greeneville, Tennessee, 1935.
Honorary Master Physical Education, International Young Men's Christian Association College. Doctor of Civil Law (honorary) Bishops’ University, Lennoxville, Quebec, 1940.
One daughter, Madeline Houston Breckinridge. In private practice of law at Lexington, Kentucky, 1910-1913. Assistant secretary of War, Washington, District of Columbia, 1913-1916 (resigned).
1st vice president Pacific Hardware & Steel Company, San Francisco, 1916-1917.
Law practice, New York City, since 1922. Secretary-treasurer William Holland Willmer Foundation.
Member Citizens Committee on Control Crime in New New York Served from major lieutenant colonel, infantry, American Expeditionary Force, United States Army, 1917-1919. Member National Amateur Athletic Federation American (president), American, New York State, New York County bar associations, Sons of the American Revolution, Military Order World War, American Legion, Loyal Legion, Amateur Fencers League American (honorary president).
Clubs: Army and Navy (Washington).
Married Ruth Bradley Woodman, July 7, 1910. Married second, Aida de Acosta Root, August 5, 1927. Children: Elizabeth Foster, Louise Dudley.