He studied at Harvard University under H. C. Marston Morse, where he was graduated with a Doctor of Philosophy in 1932.
Myers then pursued postdoctoral studies at Princeton University (1934–1936) before becoming a professor for mathematics at the University of Michigan, where an award for outstanding students of mathematics has been named in his honor. He died unexpectedly from a heart attack during the 1955 Michigan–Army football game at Michigan Stadium.
Member American Mathematics Society (member executive council), Mathematics Association American, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi.
Married Alison Tennant, June 10, 1942. Children: David, Alison.