Graduated from the high school.
With, Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railway, 1927-1939, 44-47; with, John Morrell & Company, Ottumwa, Iowa., 1939-1944; superintendent streets, City of Ottumwa, 1947-1949; mayor, City of Ottumwa, 1949-1953; owner, manager, Municipal Equipment Company, Ottumwa, 1953-1956; governor, State of Iowa, Des Moines, 1957-1960; appointed to, Federal Renegotiation Board, Washington, 1961-1969; vice president, Chromalloy American Corporation, Washington, 1969-1978. Vice Chairman of the Board E. Bruce Harrison Company, from 1978. Board directors Inter Technology/Solar Corporation.
Chairman Council Former governments. Candidate for government of Iowa, 1952, for United States Senate, 1960.
Married Amelia R. Howard, October 1, 1933. Children: Alan K., Sandi A. Loveless Yates.