Ordained priest Roman Catholic Church, 1926. Assistant St. Anthony’s Church, Fargo, North Dakota, 1926-1935. Secretary to bishop Fargo, 1929-1935.
Chancellor Diocese Fargo, 1935-1939, vicar general, 1939-1946. Appointed coadjutor bishop Rapid City, South Dakot, 1946. Consecrated bishop, 1946.
Auxiliary bishop of Fargo, 1947-1960, bishop, 1960-1970, retired, 1970. Appointed honorary Papal Chamberlain to Pope Pius XII, 1939, domestic prelate by Pope Pius XII, 1941. Knights of Columbus.
Born April 6, 1900