Bachelor of Science, Northwestern University, 1930. Postgraduate, University Bordeaux, France, 1931.
Editor Northwestern University Alumni News and official publications of Northwestern, 1932-1937. Executive secretary Northwestern University Alumni Association, 1937-1938. Assistant editor Encyclopedia British.
Associate editor British Book of Year, 1938-1943, Ten Eventful Years (4 volunteer history 1937-1946), 1947. Assistant editor Encyclopedia British, 1946-1950, managing editor, 1950-1960, executive editor, 1960-1964, senior vice president-editorial, 1964-1965, senior editorial consultant, 1965-1970, 72-91, vice president international editorial, 1970-1972. Editor British World Language Dictionary, 1954.
Editorial counselor Encyclopedia Universalis, Paris, Japanese International Encyclopedia, Tokyo, Enciclopedia Barsa, Mexico City, Enciclopédia Mirador Internacional, Rio de Janeiro.
Served from private to 1st lieutenant A.A.A., Military Intelligence Army of the United States, 1944-1946. Member Sigma Delta Chi.
Married Jean Elizabeth Plate, August 17, 1935. Children– Ann, John M., Gerald C., Kathleen.