AB, Northwestern University, 1915. Doctor of Laws, Northwestern University, 1953. Student, Denver University Law School, 1918.
D.Pub. Service, Denver University Law School, 1953. Doctor of Laws, University Arkansas. Doctor of Laws, Bates College, 1957.
Doctor of Laws, Wayne University, 1962. D.Pub. Administration, Southwestern College, 1959.
Member Inter-Allied Commission to Germany for repatriation of prisoners of war, 1919. Member American Red Cross Commission to Western Russia and Baltic States, 1919-1920. In charge American Red Cross, Germany, 1920-1921.
Vice consul Dublin, 1922, Queenstown, 1923. With division Eastern European Affairs Department of State, 1930. 3d secretary of ligation Riga, Kovno and Tallinn, 1927.
2d secretary, 1929; with division Eastern European Affairs Department of State, 1930. 2d secretary American Embassy, Moscow, 1934, 1st secretary, 1935, 1st secretary and intermittently chargé d'affaires, 1935-1938. Assistant chief division European Affairs Department of State, 1938.
Inspector diplomatic missions and consulate offices, 1942-1943. Counselor of embassy and chargé d'affaires Moscow and Kuibyshev, 1942. Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Iraq, 1943-1945.
Director Near Eastern and African Affairs Department of State, 1945-1948. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to India and Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Nepal, 1948. Became Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Iran, 1951.
Deputy under secretary of state for administration, 1955. Board consultant National War College, 1957-1960. Chief of mission to arrange for opening new diplomatic and consular establishments in newly emerging countries in Africa, 1960.
Retired; professor international relations, director Center for Diplomacy and Foreign Policy American University, 1961-1968. Appointed United States career ambassador, 1956. Delegate 17th International Geological Congress, Moscow, 1937, Baghdad Pact Conference, Iran, 1956.
American member Suez Committee, Cairo, Suez Canal Conference, London and Cairo, 1956. Member United States delegate 2d Suez Canal Conference, London, 1956. American observer Baghdad Pact Meeting, 1957.
Board directors American National Red Cross, 1957. Member American Foreign Service Association (president 1956), Washington Institute Foreign affairs (president 1961-1973, chairman board from 1973), Council on Foreign Affairs, Metropolitan Club, Cosmos Club, Delta Tau Delta, Phi Delta Phi.
Spouse Mary B. Brown, October 18, 1906, Boulder, Colorado.