Party affiliation: Democrat
Assistant cashier, later cashier Bank of Herington (Kansas), 1893-1896, 1897-1902. Assistant treasurer Fidelity Trust Company, Kansas City, Missoury, 1902-1906, treasurer, 1906-1911, vice president, 1911-1916. President Midwest National Bank, Kansas City, 1916-1918.
With Capital Issues Committee, Washington, District of Columbia, 1918-1919. President Columbia National Bank, Kansas City, 1919-1946. Chairman of the Board, 1947-1950, retired, 1950.
Trustee, Flour Mills of America, Incorporated, 1939-1941. City attorney Herington, 1896. Mayor, 1900. President Kansas City Clearing House Association, 1930-1932 and 1946-1948.
Member advisory committee Reconstruction Finance Corporation, Kansas City Office.