Bachelor, Hamilton College, 1916; Master of Arts, Columbia University, 1929; student, teachers college, 1936-1940.
Educational missionary, China, 1920-1927;
faculty, Oak Lane Country Day School of Temple University, Philadelphia, 1929-1935;
faculty, Lincoln School of Teachers College, New York City, 1935-1941;
faculty, Presidio Hill School, San Francisco, 1941-1943;
faculty department Oriental Studies, Yale University, New Haven, 1943-1946;
faculty Institute Far Eastern Langs., Yale University, 1949-1963;
director, Yale University, 1953-1963;
emeritus, Yale University, 1963-1992. Member of faculty Darmouth College, 1964-1966. President College Chinese Studies, Peiping, China, 1946-1948.
Director Chinese Language Information Center, Modern Language Association, 1963-1992. Consultant United States Office Education, 1960-1963, New York State Department Education, 1963, Dartmouth, 1963.
2nd Lieutenant Field Artillery, United States Army, 1917-1918. Member Modern Language Association, Chinese Language Teachers Association, Association for Asian Studies, Rotary, Yale-in-China (board of trustees), Phi Delta Kappa. M C.
Married Constance Latimer Sargent, January 27, 1925. Children: Courtenay, Robert, David Donald.