Graduate, Hotchkiss School, Lakeville, Connecticut, 1945. AB, Princeton University, 1951. Master of Divinity, Union Theological Seminary, New York City, 1954.
Ordained to ministry Presbyterian Church, 1954. Pastor in Ballston Spa, New York, 1954-1959. Pastor Rosyln (New York ) Presbyterian Church, 1959-1971, Westminster Presbyterian Church, Buffalo, since 1971.
Chairman Commission on Religion and Race, Presbytery Long Island, 1961-1966. Moderator Synod New York, 1968-1969, Presbytery Western New York, 1982-1983. President Religious Communities for Arts, 1980-1984.
Treasurer Artpark & Company, 1976-1978.
Board directors Union Theological Seminary, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, 1978-1986, Auburn Theological Seminary, New York City, since 1985. Board counselors Smith College, 1966-1971. Term trustee Princeton University, 1968-1972.
President American Friends of NesAmmim, Israel, 1981-1986. Chairman board Auburn Theological Seminary, New York City, since 1991. Member Alumni Association Union Theological Seminary (president 1963-1965).
Married Ann Maxwell Field, June 24, 1950 (divorced 1986). Children: Katherine, Elizabeth, Alison. Married Gaynor Studds, 1987.