Read law in office of Harrison, Miller & Elam (Harrison, President of the United States). Admitted to Indiana bar, 1886, began practice at Indianapolis. Deputy prosecuting attorney, Marion County, 1888-1890.
County attorney, Marion Company, 1890-1895. Vice president Union Trust Company (Indianapolis), 1915-1916, president 1916-1942, Chairman of the Board since 1942. President Indiana National Bank, Indianapolis, 1932-1942, Chairman of the Board since 1942.
Former president Indiana Hotel Company. Director Indianapolis Power & Light Company, Real Silk Hosiery Mills. President Indianapolis Clearing House Association 7 years, Indianapolis Community Fund, 1932-1933, Indiana Methodist Hospital, 20 years, now honorary trustee.
Treasurer Riley Hospital, Butler Foundation. Trustee Butler U.; former treasurer Indianapolis Chapter American Red Cross, now treasurer emeritus. Member of advisory board, Salvation Army.
Life member American History Association. Member Indiana State and Indianapolis bar associations, Indiana Pioneer Society, Sigma Chi.