BJ, University Texas, 1947. Master of Arts, University Texas, 1948. Doctor of Philosophy, University Texas, 1955.
Doctor (honorary), University Autonoma de Guadalajara, Mexico, 1965.
Associate professor Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University, College Station, 1950-1958. Educational exchange officer United States Information Agency, Mexico City, 1959-1960, United States Consul, Guadalajara, 1961-1965. Associate professor University Houston, 1965-1969, chairman department English, 1969-1973, professor, 1970-1995, retired, 1995, professor emeritus, from 1996.
(Book by Southwell, Samuel B.)
Lieutenant (junior grade) United States Navy, 1944-1945, Pacific Fleet.
Son of; married Mary Jane Bamford, December 16, 1944. Children: Michael Beall, Teresa Bamford.