Bar: South Carolina. 1924. Practiced in, St. Mathews, 1924-1984. Member firm Gressette & Gressette, 1959-1980, Gressette and Prickett, 1980-1984.
Member South Carolina. Senate, 1937-1984, president pro tem, 1972-1984, Chairman of Commission on judiciary, 1953-1984, committee highways, 1970, vice Chairman of Commission on education, 1967-1984, vice chairman South Carolina. Reorganization Commission, 1972-1976, chairman Commision on Interstate Cooperative, 1972-1984.
Member governing board Council State Govts., 1972-1984. Chairman South Carolina. School Committee, 1951-1966.
Member South Carolina. Democratic Executive Committee, 1948-1984, chairman, 1953-1954. Delegate at large National Democratic Convention, Chicago, 1956, Los Angeles, 1960, Atlantic City, 1964.