Graduate, Wisconsin State Teachers College, Eau Claire, 1934; Bachelor of Laws, University of Wisconsin, 1937.
District attorney, Eau Claire County, 1938-1943. Special agent Federal Bureau of Investigation, 1943-1944. Private practice Eau Claire, 1945-1958.
Eau Claire County judge, 1958-1967. Justice Wisconsin Supreme Court, 1967-1987. President Wisconsin Board Juvenile Court Judges.
Commissioner Circuit Court Eau Claire County, 1947-1958. Past county judge representative Court Administrative Committee for Wisconsin. Past secretary Wisconsin Board County Judges.
Chairman Eau Claire County Board Supervisors, 1948-1949, National Conference of Christians and Jews, 1969-1970.
Past president Memorial High School Parent-Teachers Association, Eau Claire. Board directors Wisconsin Welfare Council, 1968-1971, Wisconsin State University Eau Claire Foundation, Inc., Eau Claire Guidance Clinic, Eau Claire Young Men’s Christian Association. Member advisory board Eau Claire County Youth Camp.
Board visitors University Wisconsin Law School. Member American Law Institute, State Bar Wisconsin, Jefferson County Bar Association, Eau Claire County Bar Association (past president), Northwest Peace Officers Association (past president), Wisconsin District Attorneys Association (past president), Alumni Association Wisconsin State University, Eau Claire (past president), Eau Claire Baseball Club (past president), Lions.
Married Annette Phillips Ferry, June 17, 1939. Children: Annette (Mistress Benjamin E. Olson), Peter C., David P., Jane (Mistress Richard LaRonge).