AB, Boston University, 1950. Master of Arts, Boston University, 1951. STB, Harvard Division School, 1954.
Master of Sacred Theology, Harvard Division School, 1956. Doctor of Theology, Harvard Division School, 1970.
Minister Congressional churches, Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts, 1952-1962. Associate professor religion, chaplain Wheaton College, Norton, Massachusetts, 1963-1977. Executive secretary, archivist Congressional Christian History Society, Boston, 1971—2004.
Executive director American Congressional Association, 1999—2004. Library Congressional Library., Boston, 1977—2004, library emeritus, since 2004. Editor Bulletin of Congressional Library, 1976–2004, History Intelligencer, 1980-1986.
Fellow Pilgrim Society, Congressional Christian History Society. Member United Church of Christ History Council.
Married Barbara Louise Bent, June 25, 1955. Children: Susan Louise Field, Laura May, David Bruce.