Started as salesman Edwards Manufacturing Company in 1907, later sales manager. In 1916 with Corcoran-Victor Company as comptroller and director. Secretary-treasurer and sales manager Thomas J. Corcoran Lamp Company, Cincinnati, O., 1919, president, 1925.
Named changed in 1931 to Corcoran-Brown Lamp Company, continued as president until December 1937. Became president The Valvoline Oil Corporation (name changed to Freedom-Valvoline Oil Corporation), 1938, vice Chairman of the Board. Director and member Executive Committee Columbia Gas & Electric Corporation.
Director American Thermos Company, Globe Wernicke Company, Aluminum Industries, Cincinnati. Plastene Corporation.