AB, Kentucky Wesleyan College, 1939. Doctor of Humane Letters, Kentucky Wesleyan College, 1975. Bachelor's Degree, Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, 1947.
Doctor of Divinity, Union College, Barbourville, Kentucky, 1954. Doctor of Divinity, Wofford College, 1976. Doctor of Humane Letters, Claflin College, 1976.
Doctor of Humane Letters, Lambuth College, 1984.
Ordained to ministry, Methodist Church, 1941;
service in churches, Frenchburg, Kentucky, 1937-1939;
service in churches, Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, 1939-1944;
associate pastor, 4th Avenue Methodist Church, Louisville, 1944-1947;
associate pastor, 4th Avenue Methodist Church, Irvine, Kentucky, 1947-1949;
associate secretary church extension section, Board Missions, Methodist Church, Louisville, 1949-1952;
pastor, First Methodist Church, Frankfort, Kentucky, 1952-1961;
pastor, First Methodist Church, Ashland, Kentucky, 1961-1972;
resident bishop, United Methodist Church, Columbia, South Carolina., 1972-1980;
resident bishop, United Methodist Church, Nashville area, 1980-1984;
retired, United Methodist Church, 1984. Instructor Bible Kentucky Wesleyan College, 1947-1948. Instructor Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, 1949-1952.
Member Methodist General Conference, 1956, 60, 64, 66, 68, 70, 72, Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference, 1952, 56, 60, 64, 68, 72, board of managers Board Missions, 1962-1972, member board discipleship, 1972-1980, vice president General Council on Financial and Administration, 1980-1984. Chaplain Kentucky General Assembly, 1952-1961. Chairman Frankfort Committee Human Rights, 1956-1961, Mayor's Advisory Committee Human Relations, Ashland, 1968-1972.
Secretary, board directors Magee Christian Education Foundation. Trustee Emory University, 1973-1980, Alaska Methodist University, 1965-1970, Kentucky Wesleyan College, Martin College, Lambuth College, McKendree Manor, Methodist Hospitals, Memphis, Lake Junaluska Assembly, 1966-1988. Chair advisory board Foundation for Evangelism, United Methodist Church, since 1991.
Member of Kiwanis.
Married Mary Jane Talley, September 25, 1937. Children: Frank Loyd, Jane Allen (Mistress William Nelson Offutt IV). Married Katharine Crum Irwin, September 4, 1997.