Bachelor, Texas Christian University, 1937. Bachelor's Degree, Yale University, 1945. MST, Harvard University, 1951.
Minister, 1st Christian Church, Salina, Kansas, 1952-1959; minister, 1st Christian Church, Lincoln, Nebraska, 1959-1963; Master of Sacred Theology, Forest Hill Christian Church, San Francisco, 1963-1977; retired, 1980. President State Convention Louisiana, New Orleans, 1949, Disciples Village, Tusla, 1983-1986, Christian Church Homes Northern California, San Francisco, 1967-1976.
Member Mayor's Centennial Committee, San Francisco, 1976 (Community Service award 1976). District minister Christian Churches of Northeast Oklahoma. Development officer Northeast Christian Foundation With United States Navy, 1945-1948.
Married Betty Bruce Jones, September 14, 1938. Children: Linda Pat Wilson Swanson, Marilee Oakes Wilson Clark.