AB, Asbury College, 1948. Master of Divinity, Asbury Theological Seminary, 1951. Doctor of Divinity (honorary), West Virginia Wesleyan College, 1978.
Pastor, United Methodist Temple, Clarksborg, West Virginia, 1951-1957; pastor, 1st United Methodist Church, Clendenin, West Virginia, 1957-1962; pastor, 1st United Methodist Church, South Charleston, West Virginia, 1962-1970; pastor, 1st United Methodist Church, Fairmont, West Virginia, 1974-1980; district superintendent, Wheeling District, West Virginia, 1970-1974; district superintendent, Lewisburg District, West Virginia, 1980-1985; program director, West Virginia Annual Conference, Charleston, 1985-1991. Delegate Jurisdictional Conference, United Methodist Church, 1972, General Conference, 1972, 88.
With United States Navy, 1943-1947. PTO. Member Northeastern Council Directors Association (president 1989-1990), United Methodist Council on Finance (chair episcopal services 1984-1992).
Married Bonny Jean Morton, December 20, 1947. Children: Edward, James, Lendall, Vaughn, Jenny.