Bachelor of Science in Mining, Pennsylvania State College, 1904. Engineer of Mines, University of Pittsburgh, 1906.
June 25, 1908; children—Richard Painter, Julia Elizabeth. Instructor in mining and metallurgy, University of Pittsburgh, 1904-1907. Manager Columbia Mining Company, Platteville, Wisconsin, 1907-1908.
Director Wisconsin State Mining School, 1908-1911. Chief engineer Wisconsin Zinc Company, Platteville, 1911-1916 and 1918-1921, general manager, 1916-1917. President Platteville Gas Company, 1913-1920.
Consultant practice, 1917-1918. Oil recovery engineer, United States Bureau Mines, San Francisco, 1921-1923, petroleum engineer in charge Ardmore (Oklahoma) office, 1923-1924. Director School of Petroleum Engineering, University of Oklahoma, 1924-1933.
Head department of oil and gas production, University of Pittsburgh, since 1933. Consultant petroleum engineer, United States Bureau Mines.
Member of committee which drew up Brief of Zinc Producers of the United States, 1913.
Married Laura Holland Painter. Children: Richard Painter, Julia Elizabeth.