Bachelor, University Notre Dame, 1950. Master of Arts, University Pennsylvania, 1951. Doctor of Philosophy, University Pennsylvania, 1971.
Instructor English Georgetown University, Washington, 1953-1958. Professor emeritus English and American studies Rosemont (Pennsylvania) College, since 1958. With United States Naval Reserve, 1944-1946.
Member American Conference for Irish Studies, Society for the Study of Nineteenth Century Ireland, Friendly Sons of St. Patrick.
Married Mary Patricia Whalen, September 3, 1951. Children: Christine, Patricia, Elizabeth, Garrett, Cecilia, Madeleine.