Student, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1928-1930; Bachelor, Williams College, 1933; Master of Arts, Williams College, 1933; Bachelor's Degree, Union Theological Seminary, New York City, 1936; Doctor of Theology, Union Theological Seminary, New York City, 1938.
Pastor in, Wilmington, Vermont, 1938-1940; at, Olivet College, 1940-1942; at, Doane College, 1942-1946; member of faculty, Colgate University, 1946-1975; professor philosophy and religion, Colgate University, 1955-1975; emeritus, Colgate University, from 1975; department chairman, Colgate University, 1963-1970.
Member Society Religion in Higher Education, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Tau.
Married Ruth Scotford, January 13, 1939. Children: Jonathan E., Richard A., Timothy S., Sarah M., William H. Becker.