Preparatory education The Hill School. Student Yale University, 1907-1909. Doctor of Laws, Hobart & William Smith Colleges.
Manager The H. East. Talbott Company, 1911-1920, in charge of hydro-electrical dvlpmnt. and industrial construction. Vice president, general manager Dayton Metal Products Company, 1914-1920. President Dayton Wright Airplane Company, 1916-1920.
Dayton Wright Company, 1919-1923.
Chairman of the Board Standard Packaging Corporation, 1931-1952, North American Aviation Company, 1931-1932. Chairman of the Board Talbott Corporation, since 1955.
Director Mead Corporation, Old Town Corporation Director aircraft production War Production Board, 1942-1943. Secretary of Air Force, 1953-1955.
Served as major Airplane Service, 1918. Eastern chairman Republican Finance Committee, 1934, chairman for Metropolitan New York, chairman Republican national finance committee, 1948-1949. Member Air Force Aid Society (patron and life.
Clubs: Burning Tree, Chevy Chase, Capitol Hill.
1925 F Street (Washington).
Married Margaret Thayer, August 11, 1925. Children: Margaret T., Pauline, John Thayer, Harold East. III. Vice president