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.
Born November 30, 1892