Frair is professor emeritus of biology at The King's College, Tuxedo, New York. Frair graduated from Houghton College in 1950 with an A.B. in zoology and then from Wheaton College in 1951 with a B.S. also in zoology. He completed an M.A. in embryology in 1955 at the University of Massachusetts, and a Ph.D. in biochemical taxonomy in 1962 from Rutgers, The State University. His research interests have focused on turtles, with emphasis on biochemical taxonomy. Frair is the author of more than fifty research papers, including some dealing with the topic of science and the Bible. He is a coauthor of the book A Case for Creation, now in its third edition. He was a witness for the defense at the 1981 creation v. evolution trial in Little Rock, Arkansas. Frair is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Scientific Affiliation, the Society of the Sigma Xi, the Creation Research Society, the Victoria Institute (England) and a number of other scientific societies. From 1986 to 1993 he was the president of the Creation Research Society, and he remains a current member of its board.