Bachelor of Arts Alabama, 1935. Postgraduate, University Alabama, 1935. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), University Alabama, 1970.
Doctor of Medicine, Emory University, 1938. Doctor of Humane Letters, Monrovia University, Libreria, 1962. Doctor of Laws, William Jewell College, 1963.
Doctor of Laws, Eastern Baptist College, 1963. Doctor of Letters (honorary), Hardin-Simmons University, 1965. Doctor of Science (honorary), Thomas Jefferson University Medicine, 1970.
Commissioned medical officer, United States Public Health Service, 1938;
advanced through grades to senior surgeon, medical director, United States Public Health Service
medical officer, medical director various ships United States Coast Guard and United States Navy, United States Public Health Service, 1939-1940;
fellow anesthesiology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, 1940-1941;
chief of department anesthesia, United States Marine Hospital, United States Public Health Service, Staten Island, New York, 1941-1942;
medical director reserve, United States Public Health Service, 1951-1978;
retired, United States Public Health Service, 1978;
director research and anesthesiology Lying-in Hospital, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Hospital, 1943-1945;
director, first professor and founder anesthesiology,, U. Tennessee, 1945-1948;
associate professor obstetrics, anesthesiologist department obstetrics, Johns Hopkins University, 1948-1951;
professor anesthesia, founder department, Case Western Reserve U., 1951-1968;
professor public health, anesthesiology and dental anesthesiology Magee Women's Hospital, U. Pittsburgh School Medicine, 1968-1973. Consultant United States Veterans Administration Hospital., Mount Sinai Hospital, Sunny Acres Hospital, Highland View Hospital, Metropolitan Hospital, St. Anne's Hospital. Senior consultant Amigos de Honduras Medical Svc.
Mission; visiting professor at universities in New Guinea, New Zealand, Australia, S. American, Asia, Africa, Europe, 1958-1980. Guest faculty numerous colleges universities.
Trustee Religious Heritage Foundation, 1968. Chairman Polio Plus Program Rotary district 692, Georgia. President, founder Education and Relief Foundation, World Federation Society Anesthesiologists, 1960-1968.
1st president, founder Brother's Brother Foundation, medical director, vaccination programs Operation Brother's Brother, Liberia, 1962. Director medical survey Central American nations, 1967. Deacon local Baptist church.
Director Baptist World Alliance Interdenominationsl, Inter-Racial Medical Mission Survey of Asia-Africa, 1958. Fellow International College Anesthesia, William Crawford Gorgas Medical Society, American Society Anesthetists, International College Surgeons, Royal College Surgeons (faculty anesthesiology), American College Anesthesiology. Member College Physicians and Surgeons, Republic of Costa Rica (honorary), New Jersey Academy of Sciences, International Research Society (vice president), American Society Anesthesiologists (board directors 1947-1956), Rotary (international speaker), Sigma Xi, Pi Kappa Alpha.
Married Gussie Dickson, March 2, 1940. Children: Dickson James, Andrew Tobian, Roberta Ann, Ralph Waldo, Luke Lockhart.