Juris Doctor, University of Illinois, 1929.
Associate, Brewer & Grant, Danville, Illinois, 1929-1952; senior partner, Sebat, Swanson, Banks, Garman & Townsley, Danville, since 1952. Board directors Mervis Industries Inc., Merlan Inc., J & F Industries Inc., Crow's Hybrid Corn Company, Gift Cosmetics Inc., 1st Savings & Loan Company, Danville, Illinois Fireworks Company, World Fireworks Company, H/L Disposal Company.
Member Danville Housing Authority, 1935-1942. Served with United States Air Force, 1942-1945. Member American Bar Association, Illinois Bar Association, Vermilion County Bar Association, American Judicature Society, Probate Council American Republican.
Clubs: Danville Country. Lodges: Elks, Knights of Columbus.
Married Frankie Ladd, April 18, 1953 (deceased). Children: Jane Ladd Vredenburgh, Lillie Chriss Firebaugh, Frank. Married Sarah Mires, November 7, 1964.