AB, Henderson-Brown College, 1926. Postgraduate, Southern Methodist University, 1927. Bachelor's Degree, Yale University, 1929.
Postgraduate, University Chicago, 1933.
Pastor, Arkansas, 1925-1950;
pastor, Oklahoma, 1950-1960;
bishop N.W. Texas area, San Antonio, 1960-1964;
bishop Arkansas area, Little Rock, 1964-1972;
bishop Houston area, Texas conference, 1973-1990. Special missioner Board Evangelism, 1979-1990. Visitor mission fields abroad, 1947, 54, 58, 59, 61, 65.
Chairman conference hospital and homes Methodist Church, 1939-1948, chairman commission world service and finance, 1952-1960, program chairman, alsochmn. commission entertainment, 1952-1960. Episcopal adviser, 1960. Member, vice president national division Board Missions, 1960-1964, chairman home section, 1964-1990, Chairman of Commission on Spanish-speaking work.
Member governor Arkansas Committee to Study Vocational Training, 1939. Representative Arkansas Agricultural and Mechanical College on Educational Committee Colleges and Higher Education, 1936-1950. Trustee Methodist Hospital, Memphis, Methodist Children's Home, Little Rock.
Board directors Southern Methodist University, Lydia Petterson Institute, El Paso, McMurry College, Southwestern University, Arkansas Agricultural and Mechanical College, Hendrix College, Lon Morris College, Wiley College, Texas Methodist Foundation, Methodist Hospital Houston. Board managers Arkansas Industrial Schools. Member Masons (32d degree), Delta Chi, Pi Kappa Delta.
Married Elizabeth Boney, June 14, 1932. 1 child, Paul Vernon.