Educated, University Texas, 1920-1924.
Public accountant, Peat, Marwick Mitchell & Company, Dallas, 1924-1926; assistant treasurer, Texas-Louisiana Power Company, Fort Worth, 1926-1928; vice president, Texas Air Transport, Inc., Fort Worth, 1929-1930; vice president, American Airways, Inc., Fort Worth and St. Louis, 1930-1933; vice president, American Airlines, Inc., Fort Worth, 1934; president, American Airlines, Inc., Chicago and New York City, 1934-1942; Chairman of the Board, American Airlines, Inc., Chicago and New York City, 1946-1968; chairman, chief Executive officer, American Airlines, Inc., Chicago and New York City, 1973-1974; United States secretary commerce, 1968-1969; partner, Lazard Freres & Company, 1969-1973.
Served from colonel to major general United States Army Air Force, 1942-1945. Deputy Commander Air Transport Command 1942-1945. Member of Metropolitan (Washington).
Married Elizabeth L. Manget, December 29, 1934 (divorced). 1 child, Douglas Manget.