1919 – He was born on the 17th of June.
1941 – He graduated from Yale, where he was chairman of the Yale Daily News.
1948 – He received his law degree from Harvard Law School.
1950-1960 – After teaching at Harvard Law School, he accepted the post of Provost at Yale.
1963 – He was named President of Yale University.
– He was known for the improvements he made to Yale’s faculty, curriculum, and admissions policies, and for his skillful handling of student protests during the protests against the Vietnam War, which he himself opposed.
1977-1981 – He served as U.S. Ambassador to the Court of St. James (i.e. the United Kingdom) and later was Master of University College, Oxford.
1988 – He is interred in Grove Street Cemetery, in New Haven, Connecticut, on the 8th of November.