Party affiliation: Democrat
Admitted to Texas bar, 1929, and since practiced law, Palestine. Company attorney, Anderson County, Texas, 1931-1934, district attorney, Third Judicial District of Texas, 1935-1944. Member 79th to 82d Congresses (1945-1952), 7th Texas District.
Vice president National Coal Association (Washington), 1952-1961, Association American Railroads (Washington), 1961-1980.