Graduate, Groton School, 1912. AB, Harvard University, 1916. Bachelor of Laws, Harvard University, 1921.
Juris Doctor (honorary), Calvin Coolidge College, 1960.
He served in the Foreign Diplomatic Service. During World War I, he entered the United States Navy and after a training crash, resulting in the loss of a leg, served out the rest of the war as a ground officer in Pensacola, Florida. He was awarded the Silver Star for war services.
He was admitted to the Massachusetts bar the same year and commenced practice in Boston.
He was secretary to United States Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Junior. He was the Republican nominee for Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts in 1950.
He was elected as a Republican to the Eighty-third and to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1953 – January 3, 1963). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1962 to the Eighty-eighth Congress, but was an unsuccessful candidate for nomination to the United States Senate.
He resumed the practice of law, was an unsuccessful candidate for election in 1968 to the Ninety-first Congress, in 1970 to the Ninety-second Congress, and for nomination in 1972 to the Ninety-third Congress.
He was a resident of Newton until his death in Boston on July 11, 1989. He was buried at Mount Auburn Cemetery.
Delaware Republican National Convention, 1976. Candidate for Republican nomination Governor of Massachusetts, 1952, Republican nomination for United States Senate from Massachusetts, 1962, defeated in primary by George Cabot Lodge. Served as lieutenant Air Corps, United States Naval Reserve Force, 1917-1920.
Member American Bar Association, Massachusetts Bar Association, Boston Bar Association, Phi Beta Kappa. Clubs: Harvard (Boston). Somerset, Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company.
Married Helen Schryver.