Bachelor of Arts, Grove City College, 1941; Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Grove City College, 1980; Bachelor of Theology, Princeton Theological Seminary, 1943; postgraduate, Union Seminary, 1944; postgraduate, Temple University, 1946-1948; Doctor of Divinity, Tarkio College, 1962.
Ordained to ministry, Presbyterian Church, 1943; pastor, First Church, Galeton, Pennsylvania, 1943-1945; pastor, First Church, Langhorne, Pennsylvania, 1945-1951; director, S.E. Oklahoma Larger Parish, 1951-1953; pastor, Second Church, Tulsa, 1953-1962; moderator, Muskogee Presbytery, 1952-1953; moderator, Tulsa Presbytery, 1957-1958; chairman national missions committee, Oklahoma Synod synod executive, Missouri Synod, United Presbyterian Church United States of America, 1962-1969; synod executive, Synods Missouri of United Presbyterian Church United States of America and Presbyterian Church in the United States, 1969-1972; executive, Synods of Mid-American, 1972-1978; general director, Support Agency United Presbyterian Church United States of America, New York City, 1978-1987, retired; member general assembly mission council, United Presbyterian Church United States of America. President Missouri Council of Churches, 1971-1972.
Secretary board trustees Interchurch Center, New York City. Member Pi Gamma Museum Clubs: Rotary, Masons.
Married Ruth M. Weisner, August 14, 1943. Children: Ruth E. Rodisch Knudson, Lynda J.