Columbia College, Bachelor of Arts, 23. Columbia Law School, Bachelor of Laws, 26. Awarded James G. Bennett Prize in Political Science.
Also won J. Winthrop Chanler Prize.
Assistant department government, Columbia, 1922-1925. Assistant United States attorney Southern District New York, 1926-1933, chief assistant charge prohibition division, 1931-1933. Counsel New York State Joint Legislative Committee Legislative Practices, 1944-1946.
Representative campaign manager New York State, 1944. Counsel New York State Republican Committee, from 1944, Temporary Commission Need for a State University, 1946-1948, New York Temporary Commission on Coordination State Activities, 1948-1959, Republican State Campaign manager, 1948-1952. Appointed justice New York State Supreme Court, 1952.
Member committee on character and fitness 1st Judicial Department, 1948, vice chairman, from 1977. Lecturer law Pace Institute Accountancy, 1928-1935. Partner Schwartz & Frohlich, New York City, 1935-1970, Schwartz, Burns, Lesser & Jacoby, New York City, 1970-1974.
Counsel Burns, Jackson, et al, from 1975. Distinguished lecturer law Pace Law School, White Plains, New York, 1979. Member New York State Law Revision Commission, 1960-1974, New York State Commission Judicial and Legislative Salaries, 1972-1974.
Chairman New York State Board Elections, 1974-1976. Assistant counsel New York State Task Force on Parimutuel Revenue and the Breeding Industry, 1982-1983. Assistant counsel to Committee on Sports and Industry New York State, 1984-1985.
Research associate Senate Committee on Voting Machines and Registration, 1986.
Member American Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, New York Bar Association, Association Bar City New York (past vice president), American College Trial Lawyers, New York County Lawyers Association (past president), Legal Aid Society New York (past board directors), Columbia Law Alumni Association, Columbia College Alumni Association, Society of America Magicians, Phi Beta Kappa. Clubs: University.
married Dorothy Blaine, August 5, 1928 (deceased 1956). Children: Anne, Lois. Married Betty Spare, February 14, 1958.