Student, Hill School, Pottstown, Pennsylvania, 1906-1911; Bachelor of Philosophy, Yale, 1914; student, Lehigh University, 1914-1916.
Began as inside coal mine foreman and worked successively in various departments of the mining industry president, Jeddo-Highland Coal Company retired, Jeddo-Highland Coal Company president, Raven Run Coal Company and the Jeddo Tunnel Company. Board directors Virginia Coal and Iron Company, General Coal Company, Stonega Coke & Coal Company, Northeastern Pennsylvania Bank & Trust Company, Anthracite Institute.
Major World War I, American Expeditionary Force. Member American Institute of Mining, Metallurgy, and Petroleum Engineers (Erskine Ramsey gold medal), St. Anthony Club, University Club, Midday Club, Racquet Club, Boston Club, Louisiana Club, Masons.
Married Mary Orme, February 19, 1917. Children: Mary Orme, Donald, Gordon Orme, Eckley Coxe, Joan, Dorothy, Isabel Parham.