Bachelor, University Chicago, 1936. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Bucknell University, 1978. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Furman University, 1994.
With United States Navy, 1942-1946. Fellow American Academy Arts and Sciences. Member American Mathematics Society, Mathematics Association American(honorary life), Committee for Science Investigation of Paranormal, Lewis Carroll Society, International Wizard of Oz Club. M C.
Married Charlotte Greenwald, October 17, 1952 (deceased 2000). Children: James Emmett, Thomas Owen.