AB, Davidson College, 1935; Bachelor's Degree, Union Theological Seminary, 1938; Master of Theology, Doctor of Theology, Union Theological Seminary, 1950, 55; Doctor of Divinity, King College, 1952; Doctor of Divinity, Davidson College, 1974.
Pastor, Chinquapin (North Carolina) Church, 1938-1941;
pastor, Center Church, Bristol, Virginia, 1946-1955;
pastor, First Church, Wilmington, North Carolina, 1956-1957;
professor, Union Theological Seminary, Richmond, Virginia, 1957-1973;
pastor, Chapel on Boardwalk, Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, 1973-1978;
minister, Hebron Presbyterian Church, Manakin Sabot, Virginia, since 1982. Pastor to pastors Wilmington Presbytery, 1973-1978. Trustee Peace College, Raleigh, 1957-1963, St. Andrews Presbyterian College, Laurinburg, North Carolina, 1957-1960, Union Theological Seminary, Richmond, 1952-1955.
Moderator General Assembly Presbyterian Church, Massenetta Springs, Virginia, 1971.
Colonel United States Army, 1941-1946. Member Association Seminary Professors in Practical Fields (secretary, treasurer 1960-1964), Kappa Sigma Fraternity.
Married Anne Claiborne Thompson, June 23, 1938. Children: Anne C., Margaret R., Lucy A., Ben L. Junior.