Degree, Bradley University, 1943. Bachelor, Eureka College (Illinois), 1948. Doctor of Medicine, Lexington Theological Seminary (Kentucky), 1951.
Doctor, Ministry, Christian Theological Seminary, Indianapolis, 1978. Doctor of Divinity (honorary), Eureka College, 1965.
Ordained to ministry Christian Church, 1948. Senior pastor First Christian Church, Waukegan, Illinois, 1951-1957, Bloomington, Illinois, 1957-1973, South Bend, Indiana, 1973-1980, Bloomington, Indiana, 1980-1983. Regional minister Christian Church Illinois/Wisconsin, Bloomington, 1984-1988.
Trustee Eureka College, 1951-1977, president 1964-1970. Chairman ecumenical concerns commission, Christian Church Indiana, 1978-1982. Vice moderator Christian Church Indiana, 1982-1984.
Chairman ecumenical concerns commission Christian Church, Indiana, 1978—1982. Vice moderator Christian Church Indiana, 1982—1984. Trustee Eureka College, 1951—1977, president, 1964—1970.
Chairman United Way Fund Doctor, Bloomington, 1972. Member of Cursillo, College Professional Christian Ministers Illinois, Council Christian Unity Christian Church (Disciples), Disciples Christ History Society, Rotary, Masons, Theta Phi.
Married Marilyn Lestilie Wilson, June 9, 1946. Children: Richard C., James East., Robert T. Student Bradley University, 1941-1943.