AB, Brigham Young University, 1943. Master of Arts, Stanford University, 1949. Postgraduate, University Utah.
Missionary Northern States Mission, 1939-1941. Seminary teacher Menan, Idaho, Brigham City, Kaysville, Utah, Salt Lake City, 1946-1952. Director Institute of Religion, University Nevada, 1952.
Supervisor seminars and institutes Latter-day Saints Department Education, from 1953. President Provo Temple, 1980-1982. Supervisor South America missions, 1961, 75, president S. area, 1984-1985, Northwest area, from 1985.
General authority Latter-day Saints Church, First Council of Seventy, from 1958. Area administrator, Spain, Italy, Portugal, 1982-1984.
Served as First lieutenant 5th Division United States Marine Corps Reserve, 1943-1946. Member Phi Delta Kappa, Delta Phi (past president), Blue Key. M C.
Married Marne Whitaker, July 26, 1943. Children– David M., Diane, Robert T., Clarissa Marne, Jonathan W., Melissa, Boyd Jeremy.