Bachelor with honors, University London, 1950. Doctor of Philosophy, Victoria University, New Zealand, 1961.
Teacher High School, New Zealand, 1951—1957. Researcher Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand, 1958—1960. Lecturer University College, Palmerston, New Zealand, 1961—1962.
Senior lecturer Massey University, 1963—1965, professor French, chairman department, 1966—1984, dean humanities, 1968—1981. Chairman Dunmore Press Ltd., Palmerston North, 1971—1986, Heritage Press, Waikanae, New Zealand, since 1984, Higher Salaries Commission, since 1986.
Member of Australasian University Language & Literature Association (council member 1961-1980, president 1980-1982).
Married Joyce MEgan Langley, April 22, 1946. Children: Paul Vincent, Patricia Margaret.