Bachelor of Arts in Economics with honors, Harvard University, 1950. Doctor of Philosophy, Cambridge University, 1955.
Instructor history, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 1954-1957;
assistant professor, U. North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1958-1962;
associate professor, U. North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1962-1966;
professor of history, U. North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1966-1991;
Kenan professor of history, U. North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1975-1991. Visiting assistant professor of University Missouri, Columbia, 1957-1958. Director post-doctoral summerseminars Clark Memorial Library.
University of California at Los Angeles, 1973, 88, Clark library professor, 1977-1978. Director summer seminars National Endowment for Humanities, Chapel Hill, 1974, post-doctoral seminar, 1978-1979.
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Fellow Royal History Society. Member Conference British Studies.
Son of James Phinney 3d and Anne (Strang) B. Married Ann Sweeney, August 22, 1953. Children: Clare, Persis Baxter Andrews, James, Nicholas, Stephen, Michael.