Student, Central College, Fayette, Missouri, 1914. BJ, University Missouri, 1915.
Editor, Fayette (Missouri) Democrat-Leader, 1915;
city editor, Moberly (Missouri) Monitor-Index, 1916-1917;
editor, Trenton (Missouri) Times, 1917-1918;
city editor, Trenton (Missouri) Times, 1919;
night editor, Shawnee (Oklahoma) Morning News, 1919-1923;
editor and owner, Macon (Missouri) Chronicle-Herald, from 1924;
mayor, City of Macon, 1933;
assistant secretary Interior, Fish and Wildlife, from 1961;
member, Missouri State Senate, 1933-1945;
president, Missouri State Senate, 1941-1945. Appointed United States Senator from Missouri to fill unexpired term of Harry S. Truman. Member Missouri Conservation Commission, from 1947.
Member International Common for North Atlantic Fisheries, from 1961.
Member Sigma Delta Chi, Masons (grand master Missouri 1957-1958), Elks, Rotarian, National Press (Washington District of Columbia). M C.
Married Catherine Allen Shull, May 28, 1916. Children: Thomas Frank, Eugene Allen, Darlene Ruth, Betty Barbara, Dorothy Catherine.