AB, Wabash College; Master of Arts, Wabash College. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Wabash College, 1963.
Assistant professor Romance languages, Wabash College, 1927-1938; comics editor, Publications Syndicate, Chicago, 1937-1945; continuity writer, Field Newpaper Syndicate, Chicago.
Member Toledo Board Education, Toledo Library. Board; Member National Cartoonists Society, Newspaper Comics Council, Rotary (president local chapter), Players Club (New York City), Masons.
Married Lois Long, March 27, 1923. Children: John Philip, David Allen, Penelope Ellen, Lois Annual.