Party affiliation: Republican
Clerk National Bank of Commerce, St. Louis, 1913-1915. Assistant to president Missouri Portland Cement Company, 1915-1917. President Automatic Appliance Company, 1919-1920.
Vice president State National Bank, 1920-1929. President St. Louis Aviation Corporation from 1929. Director Mississippi Valley Trust Company, Lambert Pharmacal Company, Central States Life Insurance Company, Transcontinental Air Transport Company, Detroit Aircraft Corporation, Missouri Portland Cement Company, Emerson Electric Manufacturing Company, Corneli Seed Company.
Enlisted United States Navy Aviation Ground School, Boston, April 1918. Flying service at Akron, O. One of Charles A. Lindbergh’s principal backers for flight across Atlantic, 1927, and responsible for naming his plane the “Spirit of St. Louis.” President St. Louis Chamber Commerce, 1927-1928.