Ordained to ministry Christian Church, 1938. Pastor in Richmond, Missouri, 1938-1947, Bartlesville, Oklahoma, 1947-1960. President Council on Christian Unity, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Indianapolis, from 1960.
Delaware 3d assembly World Council Churches, 1961, delegate 4th assembly, 1968, member faith and order commission, since 1962. Secretary committee, from 1968. Delegate 4th World Conference Faith and Order, 1963.
Member general board National Council Churches, from 1961, advising committee faith and order, from 1962, secretary Unity Commission Christian Church, from 1961, member central commission on restructure Disciples, from 1961. Secretary Consultation on Church Union, 1966-1968, vice chairman, then chairman, 1968-1971. Elder Northwood Christian Church, Indianapolis, Indiana Board directors Ecumenical Institute, Chateau de Bossey, from 1961.
Born February 13, 1914