Began business career as accountant Lybrand, Ross Brothers & Montgomery, Los Angeles, 1926-1933. Credit man Security First National Bank, Los Angeles, 1933-1935, assistant vice president, 1935-1939, vice president, member Executive Committee, director, 1953-1955, president, 1955-1961, Chairman of the Board, chief Executive officer, 1961-1967, Chairman of the Board, 1967-1968. Director Carnation Company, Northrop Corporation, Kerr-McGee Corporation, J. G. Boswell Company, Southern California Edison Company, Pacific Mutual Life Insurance Company.
Vice-president, director Music Center Operating Company. Chairman of the Board First Small Business Investment Corporation California Trustee Occidental College, Committee Economics Development (honorary), California Institute Technology. Board directors, past president Automobile Club Southern California, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.
Board of Governors Inter-Insurance Exchange. Formerly chairman Los Angeles chapter American Red Cross. Broad directors other civic orgns.
Member Association Reserve City Bankers, American, California bankers associations, California Chamber of Commerce (director), Beta Gamma Sigma, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Alpha Kappa Psi. Mason.; Clubs: California. University, Bond, Los Angeles Country, Los Angeles Stock Exchange, Lincoln, Petroleum, Athenaeum, Rotary, Sunset.
Born June 20, 1904