AB, Maryville (Tennessee) College, 1944. Bachelor of Divinity, McCormick Theological Seminary, 1947. Doctor of Philosophy, University Edinburgh, Scotland, 1949.
Pastor, First Presbyterian Church, New Carlisle, Ohio., 1949-1954; pastor, First Presbyterian Church, Sidney, Ohio., 1954-1971; pastor, Oak Hill Presbyterian Church, St. Louis, 1971-1988; pastor emeritus, Oak Hill Presbyterian Church, St. Louis, since 1988. Founder Jefferson Academy of History, 1976. Moderator Synod of Ohio-Presbyterian Church, Columbus, 1964-1965, Synod of Mid-American, Missouri and Kansas, since 1991;chairman Grand-Oak Hill Ministerial Alliance, St. Louis, since 1979, Council of Synod Mid-American, Missouri and Kansas, 1980-1986.
Graduate CORO Reinvest (Public Service Training), St. Louis, 1989. Vice president Tower Grove South Housing Corporation, St. Louis. Board directors Grand Oak Hill Community Corporation, St. Louis.
Member Presbytery of Giddings-Lovejoy, Council of South Side Presbyterian Churches United, School for Christian Faith (board directors), Missouri Numismatic Society (board directors St. Louis chapter).
Married Catherine Elisabeth Mayer, June 23, 1952. Children: Mark Roy, Glen Gordon.