Bachelor, Southwestern University, 1951. Master of Theology, Southern Methodist University, 1954.
Pastoral appointments, 1951—1963. Field representative Presbyterian Min.'s Fund, Fort Worth, 1963—1966, Min.'s Life and Casualty Union, Houston, 1966—1969. Vocational rehabilitation counselor Texas Rehabilitation Commission, 1969—1991.
Deputy sheriff Harris County Sheriff's Department, 1991—1997, sergeant, from 1997. Part-time pastor United Methodist Church, Houston, 1966—1991. Sergeant United States Marine Corps, 1944-1947.
Chaplain Civil Air Patrol, Houston, 1970—1972, Goodwill Industries, Inc., Houston, 1978—1981. Member of Fraternal Order of Police (certified member).
Married Wynona Cauthen Hasten, August 24, 1947. Children: Deborah Ann Gagne, David Ward.