Bachelor, Carroll College, 1941. Master of Divinity, Nashotah House Seminary, 1944. Doctor of Divinity, Nashotah House Seminary, 1972.
Postgraduate, Marquette University, 1947.
Ordained priest Episcopal Church, 1944. Priest-in-charge St. Peter's Church, Seward, Alaska, 1944-1949. Assistant to director overseas department Episcopal Church, New York City, 1949-1953.
Canon St. John's Cathedral, Santurce, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1953-1957. Rector St. Paul's Church, Frederiksted, Virgin Islands, 1958-1972. Bishop Virgin Islands, 1972-1987.
Delaware General Convention Episcopal Church, 1964-1970.
Served as chaplain United States Navy, 1950-1951.
Son of Allen Bowden and Frances Marjory (Miller) T. May 29, 1944; 2 children. Married Shirley Louise Dittmer, May 1, 1958.