Educated Nicolet College until 1871. Doctor of Laws, Manhattan College, New York, 1911, College Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts, 1912, Niagara U., 1912.
Arrived in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, at 18. Began, 1875, as clerk, Woonsocket Institution for Savings, with which has ever since been identified, and is now president. Also president Union Trust Company, Providence.
Member Rhode Island House of Representatives, 1887-1888.
Married Françoise de Charmigny, of France, 1902.