Student, Concordia College, Milwaukee, 1935. Student, Concordia Theological Seminary, St Louis, 1939. Doctor of Divinity, Concordia Theological Seminary, St Louis, 1964.
Postgraduate, Johns Hopkins.
Ordained to ministry, Lutheran Church, 1940;
pastor in, Wisconsin and Maryland., 1939-1956;
pastor in, Redeemer Lutheran Church, Hyattsville, Maryland., 1956-1963;
secretary, Lutheran Mission Society Maryland., 1946-1948;
president, Lutheran Mission Society Maryland., 1948-1950;
chairman mission board, Southeastern district Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, 1951-1954;
president, Southeastern district Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, 1954-1959;
board directors, Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, 1959-1963;
president, Southeastern district, 1963-1967;
executive secretary missions, Southeastern district, 1967-1974;
senior pastor, Capitol Drive Lutheran Church, Milwaukee, 1974-1982;
visitation pastor, Capitol Drive Lutheran Church, Milwaukee
retired, 1991. Chairman Lutheran Immigration Service Committee, 1960-1967. Board directors Lutheran World Relief, 1967-1974, Good Samaritan Medical Center, Milwaukee, 1980-1989.
President Association Evangelical Lutheran Churches, 1976-1984. Board directors Lutheran Council in United States of America, 1978-1984. Member, president Lutheran World Ministries Commission, 1978-1984.
Member Committee on Lutheran Unity, 1978-1982, Common for a New Lutheran Church, 1982-1986.
Served as chaplain Army of the United States, 1943-1946.
Married Marian Ruth Luenser, June 1, 1941. Children: Kathy, Carol, Marian.