Party affiliation: Republican
Practice, Seattle, from 1919. Member firm Elvidge, Watt, Veblen & Tewell. Apprd. special assistant to attorney general State of Washington, 1949.
Governor of Guam, 1953-1956.
Active in civic work, Seattle. Lieutenant infantry United States Army, 1918-1919. Member Seattle Bar Association (president 1941), Washington State Bar Association (governor 1943-1946), American Bar Association, English-Speaking Union (past president), University Washington Law School Alumni Association (past president), American Legion, Rainer Club, College Club (past president), Masons (33 degree), Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Phi Delta Phi.