Student in public schools.
United States Ordnance Department, Rock Island, Illinois, 1914-1917, 20-22. Experimental engineer Borg & Beek (subsidiary Borg-Warner Company, Chicago), Moline, Illinois, 1922-1924, vice president, general manager A. O. Norton division, Boston, 1924-1926, Moline, Illinois, 1926-1930. Vice president, general manager George West. Borg Corporation, Chicago, 1930-1937.
President John West. Hobbs Corporation, Springfield, Illinois, since 1938.
Director Stewart Warner Corporation President board of managers Oak Ridge Cemetery. Board directors Springfield Memorial Hospital.
Past director Young Men"s Christian Association.
Served from captain to major Ordnance Department, United States Army, 1917-1919, Advertising Educational Foundation. Member Chamber of Commerce, Springfield Association Commerce and Industry, Illinois History Society (life), American Legion. Elk.; Clubs: Sangamo, Illini Country (Springfield).
Married Ellen Miller, June 28, 1933. Children: John Weston, Carole East. Automotive engineer