Talton studied at California State University, Hayward, California where he earned his Bachelor of Surgery in 1965, and Church Divinity School of the Pacific, Berkeley, California, where he earned his Master of Divinity in 1970, and ultimately his Doctor of Divinity
Include Bishop Suffragan, Diocese of Los Angeles, 1991 to present. Rector, Saint Philip"s Church, New York City (Harlem), 1985–1990. Mission Officer, Trinity Church Wall Street, New York City, 1981–1985.
Rector, Saint Philip"s Church, Saint Paul, Minnesota, 1976–1981.
Vicar, Holy Cross Church, Chicago, Illinois, 1973–1976. Vicar, Saint Mathias" Mission, and Curate, All Saints" Church, Carmel, California, 1971–1973.
And Vicar, Good Shepherd Church, Berkeley, California, 1970-1971. Talton"s consecrators were Edmond L. Browning, Orris George Walker, and Robert Marshall Anderson.
President Community Service Council Greater Harlem, New York City, 1985-1990, Upper Manhattan Child Development Center, New York City, 1985-1990, Peter Williams Junior Housing Corporation, New York City, 1988-1990. Member Union of Black Episcopalians.
Married Karen Louise Warren, August 25, 1963. Children: Kathy Louise, Linda Karen, Frederick Douglass, Benjamin Albert.