Educational public schools. Chicago College of Law, 1893-1895.
Admitted to Illinois bar, 1895, and practiced at Chicago. Member Illinois House of Representatives, 1910-1912, Senate, 1914-1916. Judge of the Municipal Court of Chicago, 1916-1921.
Judge of Circuit Court of Cook County, 1921-1929. State’s attorney Cook County, Illinois, 1929-1932. Now member firm Swanson, Dodge & Dornbaugh.
Member American, Illinois State and Chicago bar associations, National Prosecuting Attorneys Association (first president). Mason, Knights of Pythias.
Married Cecile A. Leason, June 17, 1896. Children: Charlotte Anna, Ruth Henrietta.