Bachelor of Arts, Columbia, 1929; A.M., Columbia, 1930; Doctor of Philosophy, Columbia, 1936; H.D., St. Joseph College, 1970.
Assistant curriculum research, Teachers College, Columbia, 1927;
assistant elementary education, Teachers College, 1928;
assistant curriculum, Teachers College, 1929;
assistant secondary education, Teachers College, 1929-1930;
instructor comparative education, Teachers College, 1930;
teacher English, Kaiser Friederich Realgymnasium, Berlin-Neukoeln, Germany, 1930-1931;
educational adviser to president, John Day Company, 1932-1933;
associate in education, director foreign study, Columbia, 1934-1935;
also assistant to chairman, Columbia (New College), 1935-1937;
chairman admissions, scholarship, loan, curriculum and personnel guidance committees, 1937-1938;
associate professor comparative education and secretary institutional survey committee, administrative assistant to president, Louisiana State University, 1938-1940;
director bureau educational research, Louisiana State University, 1941-1943;
president, U. Louisville, 1947-1950;
deputy director-general, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, 1951-1954;
acting director-general, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, 1952-1953;
executive director, Chicago Ednl. television Association, 1954-1971;
board member, Chicago Ednl. television Association, 1969-1973;
acting president, Learning Resources Institute, New York City, 1960-1963;
president, Learning Resources Institute, Chicago, 1963-1970;
director, Midwestern Ednl. Television Network, Inc., 1966-1970. Board directors Federal Reserve branch Bank Louisville, 1948-1950.
Special consultant on ednl.TV New York University, 1958. Director Adult Education Council Greater Chicago, 1956-1962, vice chairman, 1959-1960. Member Chicago Council on Foreign Relations, 1954-1972, board member, 1970-1972.
Citizens board University of Chicago, 1956-1980. Advising committee Midwest Office Institute International Education, 1954-1958. S.E. Chicago Commission, 1955-1963.
Member Midwest Council on Airborne television Instruction, 1959-1962. Executive secretary to American Council on Education Commission, survey University of Illinois, 1942. On leave from Louisiana State University.
Member Round Table Meeting on Peace United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Paris, 1966. Board of directors Chicago Area School television, 1964-1970, Sight Systems Institute, 1974-1978. Member Massachusetts Education Study, 1963-1964.
Member business advisory council Chicago City Junior, 1964-1966. Chairman of the Board Chicago City College, 1966-1984. Board directors North River Commission, 1967-1970.
Board of directors International Institute Administrative Sciences, 1951-1955. Council advisors United States Commissioner Education, 1950-1952. Advisory panel Comptroller Army, 1950-1953.
Member Supts. Roundtable Northern Illinois, 1954-1971, Tri-county Ednl. television Council, 1955-1963, Citizens Committee University of Illinois, 1959-1973, Chicago Civic Committee World Refugees, 1960-1969. Commissioned captain O.R.C. Army of the United States. Division mil government occupied countries, 1943.
Major, 1944; lieutenant colonel, 1945, promoted to brigadier general (assimilated rank), 1946, North African Theatre of Operations. North Africa assistant director, then director studies Military Government school and Holding Center, 1943-1944. Chief education and religious affairs branch United States Military Government for Germany (planning unit in England, 1944-1945, operational unit in Berlin, 1945-1947).
United States representative on Quadripartite Education Committee for Germany 1945-1947, Berlin. Member National Education Association, American Academy Political and Social Science, American Legion, Chicago Association Commerce and Industry (chairman education committee 1959-1969), International Platform Association, Academy television Arts and Sciences (governor Chicago 1958-1971), Omicron Delta Kappa, Phi Delta Kappa, Kappa Delta Pi, Phi Kappa Phi.
Married Katherine Willis Wright. 1 child, Walter Bradford. Married Helen Hutchinson Greene (deceased January 1966).
Stepdau., Patricia (Mistress Higher Education Thornber, Junior). Married June Cornell Fairbank (deceased October 1986). Step-children: Margaret, (Mistress Terrill K. Jory)(deceased August 1985), Laura (Mistress Louis C. Sudler, Junior), Kellogg III, Susan (Mistress Walter B. Taylor), Elizabeth (Mistress John W. Cameron), David.