1918 – He was born in Iowa, he came to California as a child.
– At Stanford University he became an undergraduate psychology major. His graduate career was interrupted by the war, in which he served as a Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy in the Pacific Theater.
1947 – He wrote a perceptive story called, “Rest Camp on Maui,” which appeared as the second prize entry in the O’Henry Prize Stories published.
1948 – He was appointed a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University, where he wrote a searching analysis of the role of modern syndicalism in European politics for his Ph.D. degree.
1956 – He edited, in collaboration with Arthur Brodbeck, a collection of essays on American Voting Behavior, an important reference work for scholars seeking to explore that complex and arcane subject.
1965 – He died on the 26th of July.