Admitted to Florida bar, 1942, also Supreme Court United States. With firm Jordan, Lazonby & Dell, Gainesville, Florida, 1942. Associate professor of law U. Florida, 1946-1950, professor of law, 1950-1958, acting dean Law School, 1958-1959, dean Law School, 1959-1970, dean emeritus, 1970-1980, professor of law, 1959-1980, director Center of Expertise for Southeastern Water Law, since 1965.
Graduate fellow School Law, Columbia, 1950-1951. Visiting professor New York University Law School, 1957-1958, Vanderbilt Law School, 1970-1971, George Washington Law Center, summers 1968, 69, Texas Technology U., summer 1971. Consultant international water law problems unites states department State.
Chairman Government's resource commission to study effects of rapid growth on Florida’s South Gulf Coast, 1979-1980.
Served to major United States Army Air Force, 1942-1946. Fellow American Bar Foundation. Member American Law Institute, American Bar Association, Florida Bar, Association American Law Schools (Chairman of Commission federal legislation 1964-1970), International Association Water Law, U. Florida Law Center Association (vice chairman 1961-1970), Bar Association 8th Judicial Circuit Florida, National Conference Bar Examiners (chairman torts committee multistate bar examination), Florida Society Professional Land Surveyors (honorary life), Phi Beta Kappa, Order of Coif, Florida Blue Key, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Alpha Delta, Pi Kappa Phi.
Born March 27, 1918