Bachelor in History and Religion, Lycoming College, 1965. Master of Divinity, Drew University, 1968. Certified in pastoral psychology, Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital, 1967.
Pastor churches, Pennsylvania, 1962-1971, Lansdowne United Methodist Church, Pennsylvania, 1972-1974. Member United States Congress from 7th Pennsylvania District, 1975—1986. Member public works and transportation committee on its subcommittee.
Economic development, water resources, surface transportation. Member veterans affairs committee. Executive committee for house enviro House Select Committee Assassinations, 1976-1978.
Executive director Committee for National Security, 1988-1990. President School Theology at Claremont, California, since 1990. Visiting professor social change Swarthmore (Pennsylvania) College, 1987.
Chairman N.E.-Midwest Congressional Coalition, 1978-1982. Chairman Congressional Clearinghouse on the Future, 1982-1986. Member clergy unit Philadelphia Police Department, 1972.
United Protestant chaplain Drexel University, 1971-1974.
Organizer, first president Human Relations Committee of East Falls, Philadelphia, 1968-1971.
Married Merle Louise Deaver, August 29, 1964. Children: Robert William, Thomas David, Andrew John.