Bachelor, Milton College, 1929. Master of Arts, University Wisconsin, 1933. Doctor of Philosophy, University Wisconsin, 1935.
High School teacher, Colby, Wisconsin, 1929—1931. Assistant professor history University South Dakota, 1935—1937. Faculty Colorado State University, 1937—1947, associate professor, 1943—1947.
Faculty Montana State University, Bozeman, since 1947, professor history, 1950—1972, emeritus professor, since 1972.
Member of Western History Association (award of honor 1978), Agricultural History Society (president 1966-1967), Organization American Historians, Phi Alpha Theta, Phi Kappa Phi.
Married Mary Snell Albertson, June 19, 1937. Children: Ann Marie, George Roger.