Bachelor, University of California at Los Angeles, 1943. Doctor of Philosophy, University of California at Los Angeles, 1950.
Association professor of history Central Arkansas University, Conway, 1949-1952, professor, 1954-1957. Associate professor Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, 1957-1961, professor, 1961-1965. Professor Western Washington University, Bellingham, 1965-1987, department chairman, 1968-1970, dean arts and science, 1970-1972, provost, 1971-1973.
Visiting associate professor of University Texas, Austin, 1952-1953.
Visiting professor U. New Hampshire, summers 1965, 66. Academic consultant Washington Common for Humanities,1973-1987, National Endowment for Humanities, 1976-1987.
Reader Ednl. Testing Service Princeton, 1973-1985.
Board of directors Bellingham Maritime Heritage Foundation, 1980-1985. Member The Nature Conservancy, 1992, Washington Arboretum Foundation, 1992.
Administrative officer Bellingham Power Squadron, 1981-1982, commander, 1982-1984. Fulbight senior lecturer Dacca (Bangladesh) University, 1960-1961.
Ohio Wesleyan University research fellow, 1964.
Fund for Advancement Education fellow for foreign study, 1953-1954. Recipient research award Social Science Research Council, 1957.
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Administrative officer Bellingham Power Squadron, 1981—1982, Commander, 1982—1984. Board directors Bellingham Maritime Heritage Foundation, 1980—1985. Member Washington Arboretum Foundation, 1992—1997.
Member of American Association of University Professors, Mystery Writers American, Pacific and Pacific Northwest Conference British Studies, Conference British Studies, Church History Society, National Tropical Botanical Garden Society, American History Association, Interclub Boating Association, National Boating Federation, Washington Athletic, Park Athletic Recreation, Bellingham Yacht (chairman public relations committee 1981-1986), Birch Bay Yacht, Squalicum Yacht (trustee 1979-1982), Pi Gamma Mu, Phi Delta Kappa, Phi Beta Kappa.
Married Phyllis Jane Wetherell, December 28, 1949. 1 child, Janice Jane.