Bachelor of Arts, Hobart College, 1946; Doctor of Divinity, Hobart College, 1970; priest-scholar, St. Augustine's College, Canterbury, England, 1957-1958; S.T.D., General Theological Seminary, 1965.
Ordained deacon, priest, Episcopal Church, 1951; vicar in, Deer Lodge and Philipsburg, Montana, 1951-1957; rector in, Santa Monica, California, 1958-1964; suffragan bishop Los Angeles, Protestant Episcopal Church, 1964-1972; bishop coadjutor of, Protestant Episcopal Church, Los Angeles, 1973-1974; bishop of, Protestant Episcopal Church, Los Angeles, since 1974.
President Los Angeles City Mission Society, since 1964. Board directors Episcopal Home for Aged, Alhambra, California, 1964, Los Angeles World Affairs Council, since 1974, Neighborhood Youth Association, since 1965, Seaman's Church Institute, San Pedro, California, since 1964. Board directors, president ex officio Gooden Home for Alcoholics.
Chairman board trustees Bloy Episcopal School Theology, Claremont, California. Honorary chairman board Hospital Good Samaritan, Los Angeles. Chairman, trustee Harvard School, North Hollywood, California.
Trustee General Theological Seminary, Occidental College, Los Angeles. Chairman St. Paul's Cathedral Corporation, since 1962. Member of Los Angeles Country, California.
Married Janice Morrison Overfield, June 26, 1951. Children– Rebecca Morrison, Geoffrey Claflin.