Bachelor of Science, Tufts College, 1928. Master of Arts, Harvard University, 1933. Doctor of Philosophy, Harvard University, 1934.
Doctor of Science, Tufts University, 1956. Doctor of Science, Bucknell University, 1962. Doctor of Science, Philadelphia College Pharmacy, 1966.
Doctor of Science, University Strathclyde, Glasgow, 1969. Doctor of Science, Rider College, 1970. Doctor of Science, Upsala College, 1972.
Doctor of Science, Fairfield University, 1972. Doctor of Science, Wesleyan University, 1981. Doctor of Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology, 1966.
Teaching assistant, Tufts College, 1924;
Austin teaching fellow, Harvard, 1930-1934;
research associate, Harvard, 1934-1936;
instructor chemistry, Harvard, 1936-1937;
research chemist, Merck & Company, Inc., 1937-1941;
head section process development, Merck & Company, Inc., 1941-1944;
director development research, Merck & Company, Inc., 1944-1951;
associate director research and development, Merck & Company, Inc., 1951-1954;
vice president science activities, chemical division, Merck & Company, Inc., 1954-1956;
president, Merck, Sharp & Dohme Research Laboratory division Merck & Company Inc.
president, Merck Institute Therapeutic Research division Merck & Company Inc., 1956-1969;
senior vice president research and development, Merck Institute Therapeutic Research division Merck & Company Inc., 1969-1970;
Rennebohm lecturer school pharmacy, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1963;
professor of chemistry, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, 1970-1972;
University professor science, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, 1972-1975;
University professor science emeritus, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, 1975-1989;
department chairman chemistry, Wesleyan University, 1973-1975. Member visiting committee department chemistry Harvard University, 1965-1971, School Public Health,1963-1969. Member visiting committee department chemical engineering Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Trustee, chairman visiting committee department chemistry Tufts U. Trustee Union (New Jersey) College, 1965-1970;associate trustee science University of Pennsylvania, 1960-1965, 70. Advisory council Newark College Engineering, 1956-1959.
Administrative board Tufts New England Medical Center, advisory board College, 1964-1968. Advising committee biological science Princeton University, 1972-1975. Julius W. Sturmer Memorial lecturer Philadelphia College Pharmacy, 1964.
Lecturer chemistry Royal Swedish Academy Engineering Sciences, 1964. Kauffman Memorial lecturer Ohio State University, 1967. DuPont lecturer Dartmouth U.
N.B. lecturer American Society Microbiology, 1974.
Board directors Merck & Company Foundation. Board governors Weizmann Institute. Member national advisory council Hampshire College, 1964-1968.
Board visitors Faculty Health Sciences, State University of New York, Buffalo, 1965-1968. Trustee Royal Society Medicine Foundation, 1965-1969. Board science advisers Sloan Kettering Institute, from 1974.
Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science, New York Academy of Sciences, Royal Society Chemistry (honorary), Chemical Society London, American Institute Chemists (Chemical Pioneer award 1968, Gold medal, 1977, Priestley medal 1970), Society Chemical Industry (chairman American section 1966, honorary vice president 1968, National Inventors Hall of Fame 1982, National Medal of Science 1987), Academy Pharmaceutical Sciences of America Pharmaceutical Association (honorary member), Connecticut Academy of Sciences and Engineering. Member American Academy Arts and Sciences, Industrial Research Institute, National Academy of Sciences, American Chemical Society (chairman director organic chemistry 1951, president 1972, board directors 1973), Swiss Chemical Society, Connecticut Academy of Sciences and Engineering, Harvard Association Chemists, Société Chimique de France (honorary), Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi, Pi Lambda Phi (Big Pi award 1951). Clubs: Chemists (New York City) (honorary).
Married Elizabeth M. Verveer, June 17, 1934. Children– Peter Verveer, Carl Lewis.