Brother of Edward Waite T. Public schools and Adelphi College, Brooklyn.
Connected with Funk & Wagnalls Company, publications, 1882-1908. Editor public The Circle and Success Magazine, 1908-1915. Organizer, 1913, and president and treasurer The Purity Products Company Lecturer West Side Young Men's Christian Association, New York, 1915-1918.
Member of the board of instruction for drafted men, 1918.
Connected with The Literary Digest, since 1918. First president of the board of trustees Ridgewood Public Library.
Mason. Founder of The House of Good Will, Incorporated., 1923, international fraternal order for world peace.
Married Mary Eva Steinmetz, June 26, 1890.