Preparatory education, Hotchkiss School, Lakeville, Connecticut, 1915. AB, Williams College, 1920. Doctor of Letters, Williams College, 1955.
AM, Yale University, 1923. Doctor of Philosophy, Yale University, 1926. Doctor of Letters, Bucknell University, 1955.
Doctor of Letters, Franklin College, 1956. Doctor of Letters, Franklin and Marshall, 1956. Doctor of Letters, Dickenson College, 1963.
Instructor in history, Milford (Connecticut) School, 1920-1922;
instructor in history, Yale University, New Haven, 1924-1927;
assistant professor, Yale University, New Haven, 1927-1938;
associate professor, Yale University, New Haven, 1938-1942;
professor, Yale University, New Haven, from 1942;
Farnam professor of history fellow Davenport College, Yale University, New Haven, from 1934. Carnegie visiting professor Armstrong College, University of Durham, England, 19290-30. Anson G. Phelps lecturer New York University, 1947.
State historian of Connecticut, 1941-1951.
(Book by Leonard Woods Labaree)
With Air Svc., United States Army, 1917-1919. Second in command Lieutenant 28th Balloon Company. Member American Philosophical Association, American History Society, American Antiquarian Society, Connecticut History Society, Colonial Society Massachusetts (correspondent), Massachusetts History Society (correspondent), Phi Beta Kappa, Psi Upsilon. M C.
Married Elizabeth Mary Calkins, June 26, 1920. Children: Arthur Calkins, Benjamin Woods.