Party affiliation: Democrat
Track apprentice, maintenance department, I.C. R.R., 1898. Location surveys and construction, St. L.,P.&N. R.R., 1898-1899. With L.&N. R.R., 1899, successively as assistant to engineer in charge of construction of terminals at Nashville.
Engineer in charge of improvements at Henderson, Kentucky, Evansville, Indiana, and East St. Louis, Illinois. Engineer in charge maintenance of way, Henderson and St. Louis divisions. Roadmaster main stem, 1st div.
Roadmaster and engineer, Louisville terminals, until 1905. Superintendent building construction for F. C. Brent, Pensacola, Florida, 1905-1906. Assistant engineer construction, I.C. R.R., Chicago, 1906-1908.
Professor railway civil engineering, College of Engineering, University of Illinois, 1908-1910. Div. engineer on construction, I.C. R.R., Chicago, 1911-1913. Private practice, general and railway civil engineering, 1913-1918.
Staff officer engineering and senior assistant engineer, United States R.R. Administration, Southern Region, Atlanta, Georgia., 1918-1920. Assistant director bureau of Finance, Interstate Commerce Commission, in charge of the forces handling matters before the bureau in which engineering principles are involved, 1920-1935, chief section of securities, since 1935. Admitted to bar of District of Columbia, 1925, Supreme Court United States, 1930.
Born April 13, 1874