Bachelor of Arts, Harvard, 1905 (1904) cum laude, Doctor of Laws, 1951. Doctor of Laws, Williams, 1928, Colgate, 1929, Johns Hopkins, 1953. Doctor of Science, Oberlin College, 1929.
Doctor of Civil Law, Union College, 1939.
Doctor of Commercial Science, New York University, 1950.
Assistant secretary and assistant treasurer Western Electrical County, New York, 1905-1908. With American Telephone & Telephone since 1911, chief statistician, vice president, executive vice president, president, Chairman of the Board, 1948-1950, honorary chairman, since 1950.
United States ambassador to Great Britain, 1950-1953.
Trustee Carnegie Institution Washington. Trustee Vice-President Grand Central Art Galleries.
Trustee Metropolitan Museum Artist, Fund for Advancement Education, Community Service Society of New York (honorary chairman), North Castle Free Library. Member Executive Committee Pilgrim Society United States.
Active in community organization, World War I and World War II
Advisory several governmental ays. Incorporator Grand Central Art Galleries, 1920. Member board overseers Harvard, 1930-1936, 44-50.
Trustee General Education Board, 1935-1950, Rockefeller Foundation, 1936-1950.
Honorary chancellor Union College, 1939-1940.
Member Executive Committee Pilgrim Society United States. Member board overseers Harvard, 1930-1936, 44-50. Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Statistical Association.
Member American Philosophical Society and other associations.
Clubs: University, Harvard, Links, National Arts, Recess, River.
Married Florence Pitman, October 28, 1916 (deceased). Married second, Augustine Lloyd Perry, December 22, 1944. Children: Walter Sherman (deceased), Richard Pitman.