Associate of Arts, Santa Monica City College, 1937. Student, University Southern California, 1942. Student, Yale University, 1944.
Missionary, Mormon Church, New Zealand, 1937-1940; president, New Zealand Mission, 1958-1961; 1st counselor to, Presiding Bishopric, Salt Lake City, 1961-1972; assistant to, Council of Twelve Apostles, 1972-1976; member, 1st Quorum of the Seventy, since 1976; managing director department social service, Mormon Church, 1972-1974; Church area supervisor, South Pacific, 1975-1978; president, Los Angeles Temple, Latter- Day Saints (Mormons), 1980-1982; administrator for Southeast Asia, Mormon Church, 1982-1984; general authority emeritus, Mormon Church, since 1989. Former director Zion Securities Corporation, Zions Cooperative Mercantile Institution Department Stores, Heber J. Grant Insurance Company, Beneficial Life Insurance Company, Deseret Gymnasium.
Served to captain United States Army Air Force, 1943-1946.
Married Jelaire Kathryn Chandler, June 24, 1942. Children: Steven Chandler, Jelaire Christine, Kathryn Marie, Robert Michael.