Admitted to Wisconsin bar, 1931, bar of Supreme Court of the United States Court, 1939. Assistant city atty of Milwaukee, 1936-1940. Elected mayor of Milwaukee, April 3, 1940.
Commissioned Lieutenant (junior grade), United States Navy Reserve, 1942, and served as commander of gun crew aboard merchant ship. Received citizenship award, Veterans of Foreign Wars, 1939. National civic award, National Civic League, 1939.
Y’s Men’s Service award, Young Men’s Christian Association, 1939. Distinguished Service award, Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1939. Honorary life member Army and Navy Union, 1939.
Privileged member Milwaukee Press club, 1940. Honorary Flying Cadet, 1941. Honorary admiral of Flagship Fleet of American Airlines.
Honorary life member Wisconsin Civil Air Corps, 1941. Honorary member National Aeronautics Association. Chairman Milwaukee County Council of Defense.
Member of Salvation Army Advisory Board. Honorary member Milwaukee Fire Department Post, American Legion. Member Advisory Council of the United States Conference of Mayors.
Member Asociation de Amigos de Mexico. Milwaukee Junior Chamber of Commerce, Milwaukee Turners, Symphonic Male Chorus, Young Men’s Christian Association, Y’s Men’s club, Delta Sigma Rho, Theta Rho and Delta Theta Phi frats.