Bachelor, Wesleyan University, 1951; Master of Arts, Rutgers University, 1952; Doctor of Philosophy, Syracuse University, 1958.
Assistant Professor of English, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachusetts, 1958-1963; professor, Hartford (Connecticut). College for Women, 1963-1992.
(Paddy the Cope, the autobiography of a dirt-farmer of lim...)
Justice of the peace Town of East Granby, Connecticut, 1970-1972. Vice president Capital Region Library. Council, Hartford, 1970-1974.
With United States Army, 1945-1946.
Married Anne Maxwell Sherrerd, August 23, 1952. Children: Lawrence Francis, Neal Patrick, Heidi Anne.