Party affiliation: Republican
Sales representative Unagusta Furniture Corporation, Hazelwood, North Carolina, 1940-1953. Vice president Darling Motion Picture Sales, 1949-1953. Midwest sales representative John Sutherland Prodns., Hollywood, Cal, 1952.
Indiana State senator, 1941, 49-52. Lieutenant governor, State Indiana, 1953-1957, governor, 1957-1961. Chairman of the Board Handley-Miller, Indianapolis.