Party affiliation: Democrat
Began as architectural draftsman, 1910. Professor, head department architecture Georgia Institute of Technology (formerly Georgia School Technology), 1925-1956, formerly director school architecture, professor emeritus, from 1956. Senior partner Bush-Brown, Gailey & Heffernan, architects.
Designed 7 dormitories, dining-hall, 6 classroom buildings, laboratory buildings, auditorium, library, gynmasium at Georgia School Technology and Guggenheim School aeronautics Chairman Joint committee on teaching architecture for American International Assurance-Association Collegiate School Architecture. District officer for Georgia of Historic American Building Survey, 1936-1937.