Party affiliation: Republican
Began law practice, New York, 1914. Member Dick & Merle-Smith, investment bankers. Member advisory committee New York Trust Company Fortieth St. office.
Director Hudson River Day Line, Lincoln Warehouse and Safe Deposit Company, Mississippi Land Company On secretariat of Peace Conference, Paris, 1919. 3d assistant secretary of state of the United States, 1920-1921. Enlisted in Troop C, Squadron A, New York Cavalry, 1914.
Promoted through grades to major, 165th Infantry, United States Army, 1919. Service on Mexican border, June 1916-March 1917. Sailed for France, November 4, 1917.
Participated in battles at Luneville, Baccarat, Esperance-Souain, Champagne-Marne defensive, Aisne-Marne offensive, St. Mihiel offensive, Essey-Pannes, Meuse-Argonne offensive. With Army of Occupation. Wounded at Luneville and at Villers-sur-Fère.
Honorary discharge, May 7, 1919.