Bachelor of Laws, University North Carolina, 1922.
Admitted to North Carolina bar, 1922 and practiced in Greensboro, 1922-1929. Judge Municipal Court appointed by Greensboro City Council, 1929-1933. Appointed judge Municipal-Company Court by Governor of North Carolina since 1933.
Special assignment as personal representative Secretary of Army, Berlin, 1947-1948.
Consultant Secretary Army since 1948, appointed Civilian Aide, 1952. Appointed director Federal Prison Industries, Incorporated. by President, 1949.
Democratic candidate for nomination United States Congress, 1946.
Served as sergeant, A.U.S., World War I. Member American, North Carolina (chairman of the executive committee, 1937, vice president, 1941), Greensboro (vice president, 1942) bar associations, North Carolina Bar, Incorporated., General Alumni Association U. North Carolina (president, 1951-1952), Phi Delta Theta, Phi Delta Phi. Club: Kiwanis.
Married Mary Tankersley, November 15, 1922 (deceased). Married second, Margaret Hunter Stout, August 15, 1953. Children: Frances Adele, Edwin Earle, Mary Roselia.