Bachelor of Science, Kansas State Teachers College, 1930. Bachelor of Science, Garrett Biblical Institute, 1932. Doctor of Divinity, Baker University, 1947.
Doctor of Laws, Central College, 1957. Doctor of Divinity, Depauw University, 1959. Doctor of Divinity, St. Paul School Theology, Methodist, 1962.
Ordained to ministry, Methodist Church, 1932; pastor, Tonganoxie, Kansas, 1932; pastor, Americus, Kansas, 1933-1936; pastor, Olathe, Kansas, 1936-1942; pastor, Kansas City, Kansas, 1942-1948; pastor, Topeka, 1948-1956; consecrated bishop, 1956; bishop of Missouri, St. Louis, 1956-1972; bishop of Missouri, Arkansas Area, Little Rock, 1972-1976; visiting professor church ministry, Candler School Theology, Emory University, 1976-1979; bishop-in-residence, Central United Methodist Church, Kansas City, Missoury, since 1979. President Council of Bishops of Methodist Church, since 1968. Member board global missions, board church and society.
Member Kappa Delta Pi, Pi Kappa Delta, Phi Mu Alpha, Tau Kappa Epsilon.
Married Wilma A. Sedoris, June 20, 1930. Children: Wilmagene Frank Noonan, Gretchen Frank Beal, Susan Frank Parsons, Thomas E.