He was educated at Wesley College (Sheffield).
They had three children. He was Assistant Editor of the Sheffield Independent from 1898–1912, Editor of the Birmingham Gazette from 1912-1921. He was Editor of the Westminster Gazette from 1921-1928 and on the Editorial Staff, of the Westminster Press (Provincial) from 1928-1942.
He was a contributor to the mid-European Press on foreign affairs
Perhaps influenced by his Jewish second wife, he was keenly sympathetic to the Zionist and other Jewish causes. He edited David Eder, a Memoir, 1945 and edited Palestine’s Economic Future, 1946.
He was an advocate of changing the electoral system and sat on the National Executive of the Proportional Representation Society. He was Liberal candidate for the Sheffield Hallam by-election, 1928.
lieutenant was an unpromising seat for the Liberals who had not stood a candidate since coming third in 1923;
He was Liberal candidate for the Bradford North for the General Election 1929.
He was Liberal candidate for Bethnal Green North East, for the General Election 1935. The sitting Liberal Member of Parliament had joined the Labour party and sought re-election elsewhere. However, he was unable to hold the seat;
He did not stand for parliament again.
However, in 1936, he was elected to serve on the Liberal Party Council.