Student, University Pennsylvania, 1949. Student, Johns Hopkins University, 1952. Graduate, Church Division School of Pacific, 1955.
Ordained to ministry Episcopal Church, 1955, Anglican Catholic Church, 1979. Protestant chaplain's assistant San Quentin Prison, 1955-1956. Founder, seminarian and minister Rodeo-El Sobrante, California, 1953-1957, Pasco, Washington, 1957-1961, New London, New Hampshire, 1961-1962, Clayton Valley and Pittsburg, California, 1962-1964, Salinas, 1964-1966.
Legislative assistant to Bishop James A. Pike, 1964-1966. Rector St. Thomas' Anglican Church, Silver Spring, Maryland, 1978-1979, St. Charles The Martyr Church, Annapolis, since 1982. Supply priest Diocese of Mid Atlantic States, since 1979.
Religion writer, columnist San Francisco Chronicle, 1966-1971, San Francisco Examiner, 1971-1973. White House and State Department correspondent, religion and political columnist National Newspaper Syndicate, 1973-1976, McNaught Syndicate, 1976-1980, Globe Syndicate, since 1980. Commentator WAVA News, 1974-1977.
Political editor Station WEAM, Falls Church, Virginia, 1979-1980, Station WJOK, since 1983. Commentator Virginia Network, 1980. Editor Washington Weekly, 1977-1980.
Media columnist Pittsburgher, other city magazines, since 1978. National editor Washington Guide.
Member Monterey County (California) Democratic Central Committee, 1965-1966. Member California Governor's Population Study Commission, 1964. Board directors American League to Abolish Capital Punishment.
Served with Army of the United States, 1946, 51. Member Newspaper Guild, American Federation of television and Radio Artists, White House Corrs. Association, Delta Kappa Epsilon.
Married Sylvia Alice Crockett, December 18, 1953. Children: Laura Louise, Thomas Philip, Kathleen Susan.