Party affiliation: Republican
Assistant cashier, and cashier, Guthrie County National Bank, Panora, Iowa, 1888-1895. Cashier, 1895-1897, president Des Monies (Iowa) National Bank, 1897-1915. 1st vice-president and director Continental & Commercial National Bank, 1915.
Became president Continental & Commercial Trust & Savings Bank, 1918. President Continental & Commercial Securities Company, 1919, Continental & Commercial’ National Bank, 1921, and upon merger of the two last named in 1927 under title of Continental National Bank & Trust Company, was made president. Chairman of the Board Continental Illinois Bank & Trust Company (consolidation of Illinois Merchants Trust Company and Continental National Bank and Trust Company) 1929-1932, resigned.
President Continental Illinois Company and Continental Chicago Corporation to 1932. Vice Chairman of the Board Bank of America National Trust & Savings Association of San Francisco since February 15, 1933. Director American Alliance Insurance Company, Great American Indemnity Company, Great American Insurance Company, Rochester American Insurance Company, Associated Reinsurance Company.