Party affiliation: Republican
Began with Bank of Virginia (Minnesota), 1899, treasurer Virginia Electric Power & Water Company, 1910-1914. Engaged in real estate, insurance and automobile business, Duluth, Minnesota, 1914-1917. Secretary Northern National Bank, Duluth, 1917-1921, vice president, 1921-1929, president, 1929-1946, Chairman of the Board 1946-1950, retired 1950.
President, director Kinney Corporation, West Virginia. Vice-president and director Sterling Motor Company. Director, member Executive Committee Minnesota Power & Light Company.
Trustee Whitney Materials Company. Director Greyhound Corporation, 1st National Bank (Hibbing), 1st National Bank (Virginia) (all Minnesota), Andresen Ryan Coffee Company Board of directors Duluth chapter Infantile Paralysis Foundation American. Board regents University of Minnesota, 1939-1963, regent emeritus, since 1963.