Party affiliation: Democrat
Practiced in, Dayton, 1933-1945. Probate judge, 1945-1960. Member 89th Congress from 3d District Ohio.
Partner law firm of Smith & Schnacke, Dayton, 1960-1964, 67-69. Judge of Common Pleas Court, 1969-1980.
Former member board directors Ohio Mental Health Association, Community Mental Health and Retardation. Past president board trustees Ohio Soldiers and Sailors Orphans Home, Xenia. Member Ohio Bar Association (executive committee), Dayton Bar Association (past president), Federal Bar Association, Ohio Common Pleas Judges Association, Ohio Association Probate Court Judges (executive committee, past president) Clubs: Mason (Dayton) (32 degree, Shriner), Sertoma (Dayton) (dist governor, past president).