Bachelor of Arts, Harvard, 1909.
From 1909, treasurer from 1932, Chairman of the Board, 1949-1951. Assistant treasurer, treasurer Equinox Mill, Anderson, South Carolina., 1914-1942, Anchor Duck Mill, Rome, Georgia, 1928-1942. Treasurer, director Chattahoochee Valley Railway Company, West Point, Georgia, 1930-1934, West Point Manufacturing Company, 1930-1964, president, 1948-1950, Chairman of the Board, 1950-1951.
Treasurer, director Dixie Cotton Mills, LaGrange, Georgia, 1930-1949, treasurer Columbus (Georgia) Manufacturing Company, 1947-1949, director, 1947-1951.
Director of Boston Manufacturers Mutual Fire Insurance Company, Macallen Company, Mutual Boiler Insurance Company of Boston, Incorporated., also Immanco, Incorporated. Chairman of Boston Regional Renegotiation Board, 1952-1953.
President, trustee Boston Athenaeum. President Moses Pierce Williams House Association.
Past chairman John Carter Brown Library Associates.
Served from First lieutenant to major, United States Army, 1917-1918. Member American Antiquarian Society (president 1963-1965), Walpole Society (chairman 1963-1965), Society Mayflower Descendants, Colonial Society (treasurer from 1954), Bostonian Society, Massachusetts Historical Society, Little Compton (Rhode Island) Historical Society (president 1956-1959), The Bibliographical Society, Phi Beta Kappa. Clubs: The Country (Brookline).
Married Helen Thomas Cooke, September 28, 1912. Children: Carleton R., Helen (Mistress R. West. Ladd), Jean (Mistress Hari Singh Gour Stone), Joshua B. With Wellington Sears Company.