Bachelor, Richmond College, 1916; Master of Arts, Columbia University, 1925; Doctor of Philosophy, Johns Hopkins University, 1926; graduate, Institute International Studies, Geneva, Switzerland, 1935-1936; Doctor of Laws, Georgetown College, 1951.
High school teacher, principal, 1916, 19-24; member of faculty, U. Richmond, Virginia, from 1926; professor of history, U. Richmond, Virginia, from 1930; department chairman history and political science, U. Richmond, Virginia, from 1941; William Binford Vest professor, U. Richmond, Virginia, from 1959.
Member Richmond Citizens Association. President Baptist General Association Virginia, 1949-1950. Vice president Baptist Minister's Relief Fund of Virginia.
Trustee Crozer Theological Seminary, 1949-1959, Religious Herald, from 1950. First lieutenant, infantry, United States Army, 1917-1919. Member American History Association, Southern History Association, American Society International Law, Virginia Baptist History Society (president), Torch of Richmond Club (president 1943-1944), Masons, Phi Beta Kappa, Omicron Delta Kappa (national president 1947-1949), Phi Alpha Theta, Tau Kappa Alpha, Pi Sigma Alpha, Pi Delta Epsilon, Kappa Sigma. M C.
Married Mildred Lewis, December 25, 1919. 1 child, Robert Lewis.