AB, Washington College, Chestertown, Maryland, 1939. Postgraduate, University Virginia, Charlottesville, 1940. Master of Arts, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, 1945.
Doctor of Philosophy (University fellow 1947-1951, Kearns Honor fellow 1949-1950), Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, 1951. Bachelor of Divinity, Virginia Theological Seminary, Alexandria, 1947.
Priest-in-charge, St. Joseph's Church, Durham, North Carolina, 1947-1951;
rector, St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Burlington, New Jersey, 1951-1964;
president, trustee, Burlington College, 1951-1964;
faculty consultant, Burlington College, 1956-1964;
member of faculty, Philadelphia Division School, 1959-1962;
lecturer church history, Philadelphia Division School, 1960-1962;
dean, St. Matthew's Episcopal Cathedral, Dallas, 1964-1987;
dean emeritus, St. Matthew's Episcopal Cathedral, Dallas, 1989;
associate priest, St. Luke's, Dallas, since 1987. Faculty United States Army War College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, 1964. Deputy general Convention from Diocese Dallas, 1967, 69, 70, 73, 76, 79.
Delegate Provincial Synod from Diocese Dallas, 1966, 69, 72, 75, 78. Member executive council Diocese Dallas, 1967-1977, 84-86, president member standing committee, 1970-1973, president, 1971-1973, member board missions, 1967-1969, department chairman college work, 1965-1971, mem.bd. examing chaplains, 1965-1971. Member standing liturgical commission.
Dean, warden Cathedral Center for Continuing Edition and Pastoral Concern, 1971-1987, Commission Ministry, 1971-1976. Dean Dallas Deanery, 1965-1969, 84-86, Bicentennial preacher, 1975. President convocation and clericus Diocese of New Jersey, 1961-1964.
Examining chaplain, member board missions, member board Christina education, dean Burlington-Trenton convocation. Instructor, dean DrewConf. for Adults in New Jersey, 1952-1956. Retreat conductor St. Martin's House, Bernardsville, New Jersey, St. John Baptist Convent, Mendhan, New Jersey.
DeanDiocesan School Religion, New Jersey, 1962-1963. Parish life laboratory and weekend conductor National Department Christian Education, 1962. Co-founder, dean Princeton(New Jersey) Conference, 1956-1964.
Member Goals for Dallas Committee. Co-chairman North America Cathedral Deans' Conference, 1980-1981.
Trustee General Theological Seminary, 1968-1980. Board directors Evergreen Home for Aging, St. Philip's Community Center, Overseas Mission Society. Member Navy League, Church History Society (director 1960-1968), Kiwanian Club (Distinguished Svc. award 1951, Distinguished Citizen award Brunswick, Maryland.
1986), Dallas Athletic club, Chaparral, Vesper (Philadelphia) Club, Burlington CountyCountry Club.
Married Mary McCallum. Children: Mary Margaret, Charles Preston, Wade Burgess.