Bachelor of Philosophy, University Chicago, 1930. Juris Doctor, Harvard University, 1933.
Bar: Illinois 1933, Tennessee 1941. Attorney, auditor income tax section Office Collector of Internal Revenue, Chicago, 1933-1934. Special attorney Office of General Counsel, Internal Revenue Service, 1935-1936.
Sole practice, Chicago, 1937-1938.
Attorney Securities and Exchange Commission, 1939-1941. Sole practice, Memphis, 1941-1962.
Partner Lawler, Humphreys, Dunlap & Wellford, 1962-1980, of counsel, 1980-1982. Sole practice, Memphis, 1983-1995.
Advisory panel international law Department of State, 1967-1976.
Lieutenant commander of The United States Navy Reserve, 1942-1945. European Theatre of Operations.
Fellow American Bar Foundation (chairman 1966-1967). Member American Bar Association, International Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association, Memphis-Shelby County Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association, American Society International Law, American Law Institute, American Judicature Society, Phi Beta Kappa. Clubs: Royal and Ancient Golf (Saint Andrews, Scotland), Memphis Hunt and Polo, Memphis Country.
Died October 16, 1995.
Married Elizabeth Falls Dunscomb, December 16, 1939.