Student chemical engineering, George Washington University, 1922. Bachelor of Laws, George Washington University, 1926.
Assistant examiner United States Patent Office, 1922-1926. Associate Wilkinson, Huxley, Byron & Knight, 1926-1930, partner, 1930-1947, Wilkinson, Huxley, Byron & Hume, Chicago, 1947-1956, Hume, Groen, Clement & Hume, Chicago, 1956-1991. Chairman board Hume, Clement, Brinks, William, Olds & Cook Ltd.
Member faculty Lawyers Institute, John Marshall Law School.
Member citizens board University Chicago. Member Chicago Crime Commission. Chairman board directors Aspen Valley Improvement Association.
President board Latin School Chicago. Member board Chicago Council on Foreign Relations. Board directors Music Associates of Aspen, Aspen History Society.
President Chicago Hearing Society. Fellow American Bar Foundation, American College Trial Lawyers. Member American Bar Association (delegate, chairman section on patent, trademark and copyright law), Chicago Bar Foundation (member board), Chicago Orchestral Association, Chicago Bar Association (member board managers, chairman patents and trademarks, American Patent Law Association (chairman national council patent law associations, president), Chicago Bar Association (president), Bar Association 7th Federal Circuit (member library committee, board directors), International Patent and Trademark Association (executive committee), United States Trademark Association, Law Club, Wayfarers Club, Tavern Club, Cliff Dwellers, University Club, Metropolitan Club.
Married Marion McFadden, March 17, 1933. Children: Andrew, Anthony, Alexander.