Student, St. John's College, Winfield, Kansas, 1925. Student, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, 1930. Doctor of Divinity, Concordia Seminary, Springfield, Illinois, 1958.
Ordained to ministry Lutheran Church, 1930. Pastor Emanuel Lutheran Church, Kingfisher, Oklahoma, 1930-1938, Trinity Lutheran Church, Nokomis, Illinois, 1938-1944, St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Decatur, from 1944.
President Central Illinois District Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, 1954-1963. Board directors Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, 1969-1977. Member Board Doctrinal Review, 1978-1982.
Also circuit counselor, member Mission Board of District. Board governors Concordia History Institute, since 1982. Member Decatur Chamber of Commerce (committee chairman) Clubs: Kiwanian.
Married Eleanor C. Meyer, July 23, 1930. Children– Janet (Mistress Donald Pogue), Roberta (Mistress Richard Dalpini), Alice (Mistress Edward LeFevre).