Admitted to Kentucky bar, 1924. Practice in Whitesburg, 1924-1935, Harlan, 1941-1951. County attorney Letcher County, Kentucky, 1930-1934.
Trial attorney Federal Trade Commission, Washington, 1935-1937. Special assistant to attorney general United States Washington, 1937-1939. Commonwealth’s attorney 26th Judicial District Kentucky, 1942-1945, circuit judge, 1951-1955.
Judge Court Appeals of Kentucky, Frankfort, 1955-1957. Chief assistant attorney general Department highways, Frankfort, 1957-1960. Administrative director Court Justices of Kentucky, 1960-1971.
Mayor of Whiteburg, 1927-1928. Delegate Democratic National Convention, 1928.
Born November 13, 1901