Came to the United States, 1901, naturalized, 1919. Began as clerk, London, 1899. Chartering clerk J. H. Winchester & Company, New York, 1903-1906.
Manager American Smelters S.S. Company, 1906-1908. Assistant to president Chesapeake & Ohio Coal & Coke Company, 1908-1909. Senior partner Hasler Brothers, 1909-1923.
Vice president Bank of America, 1923-1926. President International Trust Company, 1929-1931. Became chairman of the executive committee Continental Bank & Trust Company, 1931, Chairman of the Board, 1941-1948.
Chairman United States board N. British & Merc. Insurance Company Ltd. and subsidiaries, 1946-1961. Consultant, member advising committee of board, member Lower Manhattan advisory board Chemical Bank New York Trust Company.
Chairman Haytian American Sugar Company, S.A., 1938-1967, now director. Chairman, director Signet Fund (Bermuda) Ltd., 1957-1968. Chairman, director Hermes Enterprises, Ltd.
(Bermuda); director La Plantation Dauphin, S.A., Haiti West Indies Company, ECL Industries, Ltd., Haitian American Development Corporation, S.A. Incorporator Litchfield Savings Society Trustee School Industrial Relations, Cornell Univercity, 1943-1945, Leake and Watts Children’s Home, St. Margaret’s school and others. Honorary director Americas Foundation.
Director Inter-American Literacy Foundation and others. President Chamber of Commerce State of New York, 1942-1944, now honorary life member Pan American Society United States, 1940-1946, now honorary president, director.