Admitted to North Carolina bar, 1926, practiced in Ashville, 1926-1948. County attorney, Buncombe County, North Carolina, 1936-1946. Member North Carolina State Senate, 1943-1947, Chairman of Commission on apprpriations, 1945, chairman advisory budget commission, 1946.
Member of commission to revise insurance laws, 1944-1945, member state school commission, 1947-1948, chairman state banking commission, since 1949, member state board education, since 1949. Executive counsel to governor, 1947. State treasurer, since 1948.
Counsellor, assistant secretary Carolina div. Champion Paper & Fibre Company, Hamilton, O., since 1953. Chairman board of trustees Western Carolina Teachers College, 1947-1948.
Born September 6, 1903