AB, Phillips University, 1932. Doctor of Humane Letters, Phillips University, 1958. Master of Arts, Columbia University, 1944.
Master of Business Administration, University Chicago, 1957. Doctor of Letters, Kansas City College Osteopathy and Surgery, 1964.
Ordained to ministry, Christian Church, 1932; associate minister, University Place Church, Oklahoma City, 1932-1935; minister, First Church, Paducah, Kentucky, 1935-1941; minister, Central Church, Des Moines, 1941-1945; director St. Louis office, National Conference of Christians and Jews, 1945-1948; vice-president, director central division, National Conference of Christians and Jews, Chicago, 1949-1963; director public affairs, People-to-People, Kansas City, Missoury, 1963-1966; vice president, Chicago College Osteopathy, 1966-1972; president, Bishop Enterprises, Colorado Springs, Colorado, since 1972; also lecturer.
Consultant Community Social Planning Council, Mayor's Race Relations Committee, Young Men’s Christian Association, St. Louis. American delegate Conference World Brotherhood, Paris, 1950. Board directors American Heritage Foundation.
Member of Rotary, Union League, Winter Night.
Married Pauline T. Shamburg, September 15, 1935. 1 daughter, Linda Paulette.