Bachelor of Philosophy, Yale, 1901.
Mining and mechanic engineer Ellsworth Coal Company, Pittsburgh, 1901-1904. Manager National Steel Foundry, New Haven, 1904-1907. Works manager American Steel Foundry, Chester, Pennsylvania, 1907-1912.
President American Malleable Company, Lancaster, New York, 1912-1918, Air Reduction County, New York City, 1918-1921.
General manager, director American Dyewood Company, 1921-1923, also vice-president, director United Dyewood County, New York City. President, Chairman of the Board Beaver Board & Beaver Products Companies, Buffalo, 1923-1928.
Vice-president, director General Steel Castings Corporation, Eddystone, Pennsylvania, 1929-1931. President, Chairman of the Board Keasby & Mattison Company, Ambler, Pennsylvania, 1931-1936.
Personnel consultant, production engineering, 1936-1939.
President Martin Parry Corporation, York, Pennsylvania, 1939-1941. Assistant to president, work with Ordnance Department, American Type Founders, Elizabeth, New Jersey, 1941-1945. Adviser to management and engineering, 1945-1949.
President, director Federal Machine & Welder Company, Warren, O., 1949-1957, chairman since 1957.
Chairman Blagden Construction Company, 1928-1955. Director Reading (Pennsylvania) Railway Company, 1934-1948.
Member Warren Chamber of Commerce, Yale Engineering Association (past president), Yale Crew Association, Delta Psi. Mason (32°).; Clubs: Detroit.
Married Anne B. Washington, October 11, 1905. Children: Augustus Silliman, Joseph West., Thomas P., Mary B. (Mistress Arthur L. Kinsolving).