Bachelor, University Pennsylvania, 1931. STB, Philadelphia Division School, 1934. Doctor of Divinity, Philadelphia Division School, 1957.
Doctor of Divinity, Virginia Theological Seminary, 1959. Doctor of Humane Letters, Rikkyo University, Tokyo, 1964.
Vicar, St. Mark's, Oakes, North Dakota, 1934-1937; rector, St. Clement's Church, St. Paul, 1937-1943; rector, St. Johns Church, Bethesda, Maryland., 1946-1959; bishop co-adjutor, Diocese of Washington, 1959-1962; bishop, Diocese of Washington, 1962-1977; bishop in residence, St. John's Church, Lafayette Square, Washington, 1977-1987.
Board of directors Church Pension Fund. Served as chaplain United States Naval Reserve, 1943-1946.
Married Marie-Louise Forrest, June 2, 1934. Children: William Wendel, Michael Whittington, Maxwell Forrest.