AB, Princeton University, 1947. Honorary Doctor of Laws, Princeton University, 1981. Doctor of Philosophy, University Pennsylvania, 1953.
Instructor history University Pennsylvania, 1949-1951. Master Kent School, 1951-1955. Fulbright professor Athens (Greece) College, 1955-1956.
Dean students Wabash (Indiana) College, 1956-1959, associate professor history, assistant to president, 1959-1964, dean college, 1964-1966. Lecturer College William and Mary, 1966-1972. Visiting professor Columbia University, summers 1962, 64.
Editor Institute Early American History, Williamsburg, Virginia, 1966-1969, director, 1969-1972. Dean, professor history Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, 1972-1974. Principal Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, New Hampshire, from 1974.
Member regional committee Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Foundation, 1960-1964, dissertation fellowship committee, 1968-1973.
Trustee ABC Program, Athens College Served with United States Naval Reserve, 1944-1945. Member Headmasters Association (president 1986), American Antiquarian Society, Massachusetts History Society Clubs: Tavern, St. Botolph.
Married Katherine Jeanne Godolphin, September 5, 1947. Children– Sharon, Thomas Patterson, Stephen Godolphin.