Student, University Cincinnati. Bachelor of Laws, Salmon P. Chase College Law, 1929. Doctor of Laws, Institutum Divi Thomae, 1961.
Private practice, Cincinnati, from 1929;
assistant prosecuting attorney, Hamilton County, Ohio., 1933-1941;
director safety, City of Cincinnati, 1943-1944;
member, Planning Commission Cincinnati, 1946-1947;
member, 83d-87th Congresses from 1st District Ohio
member un-American activities committee, public works committee, 83d-87th Congresses from 1st District Ohio
member United States national commission, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, 1970-1973;
United States member Executive Board, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Paris, 1974-1975;
United States delegate, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization International Conference on Programs for Development of Communications, Acapulco, Mexico, 1982;
United States representative to, United Nations, 1972-1973. Director Universal Guaranty Life Insurance Company of Ohio, 1965-1980. Chairman of the Board Gentile Brothers Company, 1969-1982.
President of the board of trustees Cincinnati Southern Railway, 1968-1981. Member Ohio Supreme Court Board Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline, 1970-1976. Member of the board visitors United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 1971-1975.
Chairman Republican Party of Hamilton County, 1962-1968. Member Ohio Republican StateCentral and Executive committees, 1964-1970. Member board elections, Hamilton County, 1968-1978.
Trustee Americans for Constitutional Action. Member Cincinnati City Council, 1945-1949. Member American, Ohio, Cincinnati bar associations, Order of Curia, Phi Alpha Delta.
Clubs: Mason (33 degree).
Married Virginia E. Mottern, February 18, 1933. Children: Gordon Mottern, Suzanne Virginia (Mistress Michael Kitei).