AB, George Washington University, 1926. AM, Duke University, 1929. Doctor of Philosophy, Duke University, 1932.
Secretary, Washington Young Men’s Christian Association, 1926-1928; with manuscript division, Duke U., 1932-1934; teacher, Durham (North Carolina) High School, 1934-1935; department examiner, National Archives, Washington, 1935-1938; chief division Navy Department archives, National Archives, Washington, 1938-1942; with history project, National Archives, Washington, 1946-1947; assistant chief war records branch, National Archives, Washington, 1947-1954; chief Navy section, National Archives, Washington, 1950-1955; independent history research, 1955-1958; assistant professor of history and political science, U. Baltimore, 1958-1971; with, Office Naval Records and Library, 1942-1946.
President Society Sponsors, Washington, 1952-1953, Washington Round Table, 1949-1950. Lieutenant commander of The United States Navy Reserve, 1942-1946. Member American History Society, Southern History Society, Oklahoma History Society, District of Columbia library association, Society American Archivists, Naval History Foundation, American Legion (1st past commander 1948-1949, chaplain District of Columbia department 1954-1955), Civil War Round Table, The Lincoln Group, Round Table Club (international president 1952-1953), Odd Fellows, Tau Kappa Alpha.