Chairman of the Civil Aeronautics Authority, August 1938-May 1939. Under-secretary of Commerce, June 1939-August 1940. Member Industrial Advisory Committee of Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
Was Chairman of the Board Life Savers Corporation, chairman of the executive committee, since 1955. President, director Heart Island Operating Company, Inc., Heart Island Transportation Corporation, Inc. Member advising committee Bankers Trust Company of New York.
Chairman of the Board and director, American Broadcasting Company, Inc., purchased controlling interest, October 1943. Major, Ordnance Department, United States of America, 1917-1919. Founder and trustee Edward John Noble Foundation (a charitable organization).
President board of trustees St. Lawrence University. Chairman of the board of trustees North Country Hosps. Gouverneur, New York.
Born August 8, 1882