Graduate, high school.
Secretary-treasurer, director, Upton Machine Company, 1912-1929; secretary-treasurer, director, Nineteen Hundred Washer Company (merged with Upton Machine Company), 1929-1950; vice-president, director, treasurer, Whirlpool Corporation (name changed from Nineteen Hundred Washer Company, 1950), 1937-1954; director, Senior vice president, Whirlpool Corporation, 1954-1955; director, Whirlpool Corporation, since 1955. Former vice president, now director Peoples State Bank.
Vice chairman Michigan Republican Finance Committee. Delegate-at-large Republican National Convention, 1956. President Whirlpool Foundation.
Trustee Kalamazoo College. President St. Joseph-Benton Harbor Memorial Hospital Association. Past vice president Berrien-Cass council Boy Scouts American (Silver Beaver award).
Lieutenant United States Army, World War I. Member American Legion, Union League Club (Chicago). Point O'Woods Golf and Country Club (1st president), Twin City Rotary (past president).
Married Margaret Beckley, December 26, 1917. Children: David F., Stephen E., Priscilla J. Byrns, Sylvia C. Fowler.