Graduate, Corcordia Seminary, St. Louis, 1919. Master of Arts, Harvard University, 1922. Student, University Chicago, 1945.
Doctor of Letters honoris cause, Valparaiso University, 1965.
Instructor German, Harvard University, 1920-1923, 31; instructor German, Concordia College, Fort Wayne, 1923-1926; assistant pastor, St. Paul Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne, 1924-1926; member of faculty, Valparaiso U., from 1926; head department foreign languages, Valparaiso U., from 1933; Friedricks Memorial professor German, Valparaiso U., from 1951.
Member Modern Language Association, American Association Teachers German, Indiana Foreign Language Teachers Association (president 1950). M C.
Married Helen Brockman, August 28, 1926. Children: Helen (Mistress Milton Heyne), Marion, Lois Jane (Mistress Howard Heckner).