Bachelor, Denison University, 1935. Master of Divinity, Crozer Theological Seminary, Upland, Pennsylvania, 1938. Doctor of Philosophy, Columbia University, 1942.
Doctor of Divinity (honorary), Denison University, 1959. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Franklin College, 1960. Doctor of Divinity (honorary), Colby College, 1962.
Doctor of Divinity (honorary), Brown University, 1963. Doctor of Divinity (honorary), Bucknell University, 1968. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Widener College, 1970.
Senior minister, 1st Baptist Church, Somerville, New Jersey, 1938-1942; senior minister, 1st Baptist Church, Bridgeport, Connecticut, 1942-1947; senior minister, university pastor, 1st Baptist Church, Ames, Iowa., 1947-1952; associate executive, secretary board education and publication, American Baptist Convention, New York City, Philadelphia, 1952-1962; president, professor, Crozer Theological Seminary, Chester, Pennsylvania, 1962-1970; president, Sioux Falls (South Dakot) College, 1970-1974; vice president education, Crozer Chester (Pennsylvania) Medical Center, 1974-1976; director major mission fund, United Presbyterian Church, New York City, 1976-1979; acting president, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, Pittsburgh, 1979-1981; staff consultant, Marts and Lundy, New York City, 1981-1986; minister, 1st Baptist Church, Bridgeport, 1991-1996.
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Board of directors Council of Churches of Bridgeport, 1942-1947, 85-.
Married Helen Patricia Woodburne, June 20, 1938. Children: David W., Robert V.