AB, Western Maryland College, 1937. Bachelor's Degree, Andover Newton Theological School, 1941. Master of Education, University Pittsburgh, 1951.
Doctor of Divinity, Allegheny College, 1958. Doctor of Divinity, Western Maryland College, 1962. Doctor of Divinity, Lebanon Valley College, 1974.
Doctor of Humane Letters, Lycoming College, 1979.
Ordained to ministry Methodist Church, 1941. Pastor 1st Methodist Church, Butler, Pennsylvania, 1950—1958, Pittsburgh, 1958—1962, Baldwin Community Church, Pittsburgh, 1965—1972. Superintendent Pittsburgh District Methodist Church, 1962—1965.
Bishop Harrisburg Area United Methodist Church, Pennsylvania, since 1972. Member Pittsburgh Human Relations Commission, 1962—1967. President Pennsylvania Council Churches.
Served with United States Naval Reserve, 1945-1946.
Trustee Mount Union College, 1962—1965, Dickinson College, since 1974, Wyoming Seminary, since 1980. Member of Mason (33 degree), Tau Kappa Alpha.
Married Annie Owings Sansbury Warman, June 15, 1939. Children: John Sansbury, Irene, Oden Robert.