Admitted to Indiana bar and began practice at East Chicago. Entered banking business, East Chicago, 1909. Founder, honorary chairman, director 1st National Bank East Chicago.
Founder, honorary chairman director Riley Company, Inc. Director Northern Indiana Public Service Company, Hammond, Indiana, 1942-1962, City judge East Chicago, 1910-1913. Member Board of Works, East Chicago, 1914-1918.
Chairman Interstate Harbor Commission, 1922-1924. Member Indiana state executive council and chairman for Lake County, Governor’s Unemployment Relief Commission, 1930-1932. Delaware Republican National Conventions, 1928, 32, 48, 52.
Honorary chairman lay advisory board St. Catherine’s Hospital. Colonel and aide-de-camp to governor, Indiana National Guard, 1917-1921.