Student, Stetson University, 1926. Doctor of Philosophy cum laude, Ludwigs-Maxmillians University, Munich, Germany, 1951. Master of Arts, Columbia, 1954.
Doctor of Education, Columbia, 1960.
Commissioned 1st lieutenant United States Army, 1934-1938. Executive assistant manager Southwest Hotels Company, Memphis and Kansas City, Missouri, 1938-1939. General manager Commonwealth Hotel, Kansas City, 1939-1940.
Returned to active duty as captain United States Army, 1940, advanced through grades to colonel, 1953. Various assignments United States military schools and infantry divisions, 1940-1945. Professor military science and tactics Denver public schools, 1945-1947.
Assigned United States Army Europe, 1947-1949. Member faculty (United States Military Academy), 1949-1955. Retired, 1956; dean Munich Campus University Maryland, 1957-1961.
Associate professor foreign language education Florida State University, 1961-1963, professor, 1963-1969. Director staff development Pinellas County schools, Fla, 1969-1972. Ordained to ministry Episcopal Church, 1970.
Assistant rector Church of Ascension, Clearwater, Florida, 1972-1977, associate rector, since 1978. Language consultant south Florida Education Center, 1962-1964. Advisory council Northeast Conference Teaching Foreign Langs, 1963-1967.
President, chairman board Florida Gulf Coast Art Center, 1974-1977. Member Modern Language Association American (regional foreign language consultant since 1963), American Association Teachers French, German, Spanish and Portuguese, National Education Association, Florida Education Association (president modern language section 1965-1968), Association Higher Education, South Atlantic Modern Language Association, Association Supervision and Curriculum Development, Southern Humanities Conference, Pi Kappa Phi.
Married Anna Elizabeth Clarke, May 24, 1930. 1 son, David Franklin.