AB, Duke University, 1939. Master of Arts, Princeton University, 1946. Doctor of Philosophy, Princeton University, 1956.
BLitt, Oxford University, England, 1949. Postgraduate, University Chicago, 1951. Doctor of Laws (honorary), University Chicago, 1991.
Doctor of Economics (honorary), Keio University, Japan, 1998. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Kyoto University, Japan, 2004.
Junior Economics, United States War Production Board, 1946. United States Navy, 1943-1945. Instructor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass., USA 1946.
Association Professor, Assistant Professor, Duke University, 1948-1957. Research Association, Yale University, 1956. Visiting Association Professor, University Michigan, 1957, Professor of Economics, University Rochester, 1957-1966, John Munro Professor of Economics, University Michigan, 1964-1967.
Taussig Research Professor, Harvard University, 1980-1981. Wilson Professor of Economics, University Rochester, Rochester, New York, United States of America, since 1967. Association Editor, Int Economic Record, 1964, Journal of Economic Theory, 1970-1973, Journal of International Economics, since 1971.
On existence of competitive equilibrium: one of the two first rigorous proofs of existence under general conditions, followed by several generalisations of the theorem to include external economies and weaker assumptions of interiority. On stability of equilibrium: a theorem on stability with weak gross substitutes and the weakest form of tâtonnement. On international economics: a general theorem on factor price equalisation, a general theorem on specialisation in production in the Graham model of world trade.
On optimal growth: various turnpike theorems in the context of Von Neumann’s model and a multi-sector Ramsey model, with and without a discount factor.
Lieutenant (senior grade) United States Naval Reserve, 1943-1945. Fellow Econometric Society (council 1973-1978, president 1977), American Academy Arts and Sciences, American Economic Association. Member National Academy of Sciences, Royal Economic Society, American Mathematics Society, American Economic Association (Distinguished Fellow 1993), Phi Beta Kappa (chapter vice president 1968-1970, chapter president 1972-1973).
Married Blanche Veron, January 2, 1943 (deceased July 1999). Children: Lionel Wilfred (deceased), Gwendolyn Veron (deceased), David Rushin.