Bachelor, University Illinois, 1951. Master of Arts, Commonwealth Post College. Master of Arts, Long Island University, 1966.
Doctor of Philosophy, St. John's University, Jamaica, New York, 1975.
Personnel director, various companies in private industry, 1953-1963. Instructor State University of New York, Farmingdale, 1963-1966, assistant professor history, 1966-1968, associate professor, 1968-1975, professor, since 1975. Special consultant on student affairs to president University Hartford, Connecticut, 1968.
Advisory to Senate Foreign Relations Committee, 1967. Visiting lecturer Vietnamese studies United States Army Special Warfare Center, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, 1967. Visiting scholar Hoover Institution, 1984.
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Served to major United States Army, 1951-1953, Japan. Member Conservative Historians' Forum, Irish-American Society (director 1974-1975), University Professors for Academy Order (member executive committee since 1988), Sons of the American Revolution.
Married Helen Marie Hoffsommer, July 14, 1952. Children: Jeanne, Kurt.