AB, University of Pennsylvania, 1912; Doctor of Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania, 1917.
Instructor in German, Dickinson College, 1912-1913; instructor in German, University of Pennsylvania, 1913-1918; instructor in French, University of Michigan, 1919-1921; professor French, U. Chattanooga, 1921-1922; professor French George Peabocy College summer school, U. Chattanooga, 1922; associate professor Romance languages, U. North Carolina, 1922-1928; organizer municipal college for city of Asheville, North Carolina, 1928-1929; professor, head department French, Temple University, 1930-1936; department chairman modern languages, Temple University, 1936-1946; professor modern languages, Temple University, 1945-1960.
Second lieutenant Corps of Interpreters, United States Army, 1918-1919, First lieutenant Military Intelligence Reserve, 1920-1930. Lieutenant commander of The United States Navy Reserve, 1941-1945. Colonel Military Intelligence, United States Army Reserve, graduated from Command and General Staff Course (retired).
Member Modern Language Association, American Association of University Professors, Medieval Academy American, Anglo-Norman Text. Society, Linguistic Society American, Order of Founders and Patriots of America (historian Pennsylvania Society 1946-1951, governor 1951-1957, registrar from 1961, genealogist from 1964, editor General Court Bulletin from 1965, life member), Cruiser Olympia Association, Inc. (founder, past 1st president, Chairman, Board Of Directors 1957-1963), S.R., Military Order World Wars, Phi Beta Kappa Associations (president Philadelphia chapter 1952-1954, life member). M C.
Son of Marion Dexter and Annie (Mosser) L. Descendant William Learned, Massachusetts Bay Colony, 1630. Married Theodora Gingras, August 27, 1917 (divorced).
Children: Eugenia Anne (Mistress Clifford R. James), Marion (Mistress Walton E. Grundy). Married Erma Renninger, September 19, 1933. Children: William Dexter, Susan Jane.