Cyrus Flyte was born to a wizard father and a muggle mother about 1900 in New Hampshire. He attended Kaaterskill Academy of Magic and returned to the school about 1940 as Professor of Rhabdomancy. He became Headmaster in the early 1960s. He served as a U.S. representative on the International Confederation of Wizards during Albus Dumbledore's term as Supreme Mugwump. He also worked with Dumbledore on the board of the International Association of Wizarding Schools (IAWS).