Member Phi Delta Phi, Delta Tau Delta. Mason, Elk.
1 son, William Edward. Admitted to Indiana bar, 1932, and practiced in Paoli and Shoals, Indiana, 1932-1942 and in Bedford from 1944. State senator, 1934-1942, serving as minority leader, 1937, 38 and 39, majority leader, 1941.
Elected to the United States Senate to fill unexpired term of Frederick Van Nuys, 1944. Elected United States senator from Indiana, 1946 also 52.