Party affiliation: Republican
Began as assistant in X-ray laboratory of Thomas A. Edison, 1898, later with experiment laboratory Edison Electric Illuminating Company. With New York Telephone Сompany, 1899-1900. Founder, 1905, president, 1905-1908, Ovington Manufacturing Company.
Founder, 1908, president, 1908-1910, Ovington Motor Company. President Vitalait Laboratory, Inc., Vitalait Laboratory of N.E., and Vitalait Laboratory of Pacific Coast, preparing bacteriological cultures for medical use, 1912-1919. Founder, 1918, president 1918-1920, Sandy Point (Maine) Shipbuilding Company.
President Curtiss Flying Station, Atlantic City, New Jersey, 1918-1920. Consultant electrical and aeronautical engineer, Santa Barbara, California, since 1920. Pacific Coast factory representative Curtiss Aerocars.
Lieutenant commander United States Navy Reserve Winner Boston Globe Tri-State Air Race and $10,000 prize, also John R. McLean trophy ($2,500), 1911. First United States Air Mail pilot, 1911. Founder, member and president, Early Birds (aviation association).