Bachelor of Philosophy, University of Chicago, 1921.
Assistant general manager, Square D Company, 1922-1927; various executive positions, General Motors Overseas Operations, Copenhagen, 1927-1928; managing director, General Motors Nordiska, Stockholm, 1928-1937; with, Adam Opel, A.G., Russelsheim, Germany, 1937-1941; regional manager, Adam Opel, A.G., Russelsheim, Germany, 1945-1947; assistant general manager, Adam Opel, A.G., Russelsheim, Germany, 1947-1959; vice president, General Motors Corporation, 1949-1963; general manager overseas operations division, General Motors Corporation, 1959-1960; group executive in charge Canada & overseas operations, member Executive Committee, General Motors Corporation, 1961-1963; chairman, National Foreign Trade Council, New York City, from 1963.
Special consultant United States Navy Department, 1942-1943, Office Military Government, Germany, 1945. Member Sigma Nu. M C.
Married Helen Klinger, June 21, 1924. Children: Peter Klinger, Charlotte, Margaret Jane, William Ellis.