Party affiliation: Republican
German Savings Bank, Des Moines, 1912-1915. Successively assistant cashier, cashier, assistant vice president, Vice-President Des Moines National Bank, 1915-1929. Vice-president and director Iowa-Des Moines National Bank and Trust Company, 1929-1934, president since 1934.
Director Iowa-Des Moines Building Company, Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Company President Des Moines Chamber of Commerce, 1936, Greater Des Moines Committee, 1937. Director Des Moines Young Men’s Christian Association. Chairman for Iowa Committee for Economics Development.
Trustee Drake U., Hawley Welfare Foundation Co-chairman War Finance Committee for Iowa, World World War World War II.