AB, Gustavus Adolphus College, 1931. Master of Divinity, Augustana Theological Seminary, Rock Island, Illinois, 1934. Doctor of Divinity (honorary), Bethany College, Lindsborg, Kansas, 1958.
Pastor, St. Paul, 1934-1938;
pastor, Duluth, Minnesota, 1938-1944;
pastor, Minneapolis, 1944-1953;
senior pastor, Augustana Lutheran Church, Denver, 1953-1968;
senior pastor, Mount Olivet Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, 1968-1974. Preacher biennial convention Lutheran Church in American, Dallas, 1972, White House, 1969. Member Board Christian Svc., Lutheran Minnesota Conference, 1938-1941, chairman budget committee, 1940-1951.
Member commission on liturgical theory and practice Augustana Lutheran Church, 1944-1960, vice president central conference, 1956-1962, secretary Board Christian Higher Education, 1952-1962, chairman joint commission on Lutheran unity, 1961-1962, member Executive Board, 1962-1968, member of commission on Lutheran chaplaincy for Colorado institutions,1961-1962, vice president Board College Edition and Church vocations, 1962-1964, president, 1964-1966. Member Board World Missions, 1968-1970. Delegate National Council of Churches, 1966.
President Denver Area Council Churches, 1962-1964. President Religious Council Human Rels. Metropolitan Denver, 1965.
President Colorado Council Churches, 1967. Chaplain Colorado Senate, 1963-1968, 81-82, Republican National Convention, 1964. Chairman Billy Graham Colorado Crusade, 1965, general chairman Upper Midwest Crusade, 1973.
Executive Board Minnesota Synod Lutheran Church in American, 1968-1976. Member executive county Lutheran Church American, 1966-1968. Conductor preaching missions Oregon, Colorado, Minnesota, Texas, 1980-1991.
Chairman Governor's Committee on Respect for Law, 1964-1968, President's Colorado Commission Law Enforcement and Administration of Justice, 1966-1968, Governor's Committee on Minorities and the Disadvantaged, 1968, Mount Olivet Lutheran Church Council, Mount Olivet Senior Citizen's Home, Mount Olivet Careview Home, Mount Olivet Rolling Acres and School for Mentally Retarded, Cathedral of the Pines Youth Camp, Santal Mission Board, 1970-1972. Member Mayor's Committee on City-Citizen Relations, 1965-1968. Trustee Swedish Medical Center, Englewood, Colorado, 1953-1968, Greater Minneapolis Council Churches, 1948-1953, vice president 1952-1953, chairman weekly education for released time instruction 1951-1953.
Board directors Midland Lutheran College, Fremont, Nebraska, 1966-1968. Member Rotary, Kiwanis, Probus Club of Fullerton (California), Sigma Tau.
Married Linnea Swanson, October 7, 1936 (deceased). Children: Andrea Marie, Karen, Mary-Ellen Beth. Married Janice Herrick, February 14, 1979.
Children: Craig Llewellyn, Karen, Brian Llewellyn.