Bachelor of Arts, University of Wisconsin, 1907, Master of Arts, 1909, Doctor of Philosophy, 1911.
Instructor economics, University of Wisconsin, 1910-1911. Statistician, Wisconsin Industrial Commission, 1911-1912. Assistant professor economics, Northwestern University, 1912-1916, same, economics and statistics, 1916-1918, professor since 1918, director Bureau Business Research, 1919-1933.
Expert special agent, United States Census Bureau, 1909.
United States Commision on Industrial Relations, 1914. Statistician tonnage section, division of planning and statistics, United States Shipping Board, 1918.
Supervising statistician, United States Railroad Labor Board, 1920-1921. Director of research, Claremont (California) Colleges, 1928-1930.
Fellow American Statistical Association. Member American Economics Association, Association University professors, Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Kappa Psi. Member Manchester (England) Statistical Society.
Clubs: University (Evanston, Illinois).
Married May Alexander, September 14, 1904. Children: Horace Alexander, Lee Horton.