Engaged as automobile distributor, Arkansas, 1913-1917, 1919-1920. Assistant secretary State Arkansas, 1920-1921, state auditor, 1921-1925. Aircraft manufacturer 1925-1930.
Director aerospace, Arkansas 1930-1932. Assistant director Bureau Air Commerce, Washington, 1933-1936. Advisor to the United States on European aeronautics, 1936-1937.
Manager Atlantic div. Pan American Airways, 1937-1939, assistant vice president, Washington, from 1939. Vice chairman finance committee Democratic National Committee 1948.