Born in Chicago. Married to Margaret. Served as a tail gunner during WWII. Received bachelors degree from Loyola University in 1946, masters from Harvard in 1949, PhD. from Harvard in 1954.
Professor of classics and curator of coins at Washington University, St. Louis. Curator of the John Max Wolfing coin collection 1968 to 1994. Fellow of the American Numismatic Society.