Denomination: Roman Catholic
Commissioned Second lieutenant C.E., United States Army, 1911, and advanced through grades to major general, 1942 (temporary colonel during World War). Graduate manager of athletics West Point, 1926-1933. Executive officer and deputy administrator Public Works Administration, 1933-1935.
In charge Passamaquoddy Project, 1935-1936. Co-ordinator Resettlement Administration, 1936-1937. District engineer St. Paul, 1937-1939.
Administrator Wage and Hour Division, Department of Labor, 1939-1941, Federal works administrator, 1941-1949. Chairman United States Maritime Commission, 1949-1950. Under secretary of commerce for transportation, 1950-1951.
Ambassador to Costa Rica, 1951-1953, retired Chairman President’ Highway Safety Conference, 1946-1949, President’ Conference on Fire Prevention, 1947-1949.
Born October 15, 1887