Bachelor of Arts, North Texas State University, Denton, 1947; Master of Arts, North Texas State University, Denton, 1949; Doctor of Philosophy, University Texas, 1955.
Assistant professor, then professor, Midwestern U., Wichita Falls, Texas, 1949-1955; associate professor, Arlington (Texas) State University, 1955-1958; assistant professor, then associate professor, University Texas, Austin, 1968-1971; assistant dean, University Texas, Austin, 1961-1966; assistant vice president academic affairs, University Texas, Austin, 1970-1971; associate vice president academic affairs, professor of history and education, North Texas State University, Denton, 1971-1973; dean, College Arts and Sciences, 1973-1981; professor of history, College Arts and Sciences, 1973-1990. Project director Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington, 1966-1968. Consultant in field; teacher Texas Consortium's Malaysia Program, 1986-1987.
Member Austin Committee Human Relations. Active local Young Men’s Christian Association, United Neighbors. Served with Army of the United States, 1943-1946, China, Burma, India Theatre of Operations.
Member Organisation American Historians, Southwestern Social Science Association, Western History Association, Texas History Association (chairman committee teaching 1969-1972, 2d vice president, 1986-1987, 89-90, president-elect 1990), Toastmasters, Alpha Phi Omega.
Married June Louise Young (deceased). Children– Jim Berry, Terry Lee. Married Mary Frances Shields, June 1972.