Party affiliation: Democrat
Began as chemist, Agricultural Experimental Station, Orono, Maine, 1906. Assistant district secretary New York Charity Organization Society, 1911, superintendent of district work, 1914-1925. On leave of absence as field representative American Red Cross, to Virgin Islands, 1920-1921.
General secretary Minneapolis Family Welfare Association and lecturer University of Minnesota, 1925-1929. Director charity organization department Russell Sage Foundation, New York, 1929-1945.