Law Department, Willamette University, Salem, Oregon, Bachelor of Laws, 1909. Loyola College, Los Angeles, Doctor of Laws and Doctor of Jurisprudence.
Admitted to Oregon Bar, September 1909* California Bar, October 1909. Engaged in practice law, Modesto, California 16, Los Angeles, 1916-1927. Appointed Judge, Superior Court, Los Angeles Company, by Governor Creative Commons Young. since 1927.
Elected for six year term in 1928. Secy, to Honorary Thomas F. Griffin, of California Legislature, 1911. Joint author (with Thomas F. Griffin) Woman’s eight hour law, and successfully defended its constitutionality before Supreme Court of California Secured in Snively v.
Record, a decision liberalizing law of criticism of conduct of public officials. Made many notable rulings, one, that there are no illegitimate children—only illegitimate parents (adopted by State Board of Health of Calif, in registering births). Served in AVorld War and honorary discharged 1918.
Lecturer on Pleadings and Practice. St. Vincent School of Law, Loyola College, Los Angeles, several yrs.
Member of Los Angeles, California State and American Bar Associations. Southern California Academy, of Criminology. American Legion; Masons. Elks; Unitarian Society.
Married Helen Werner, January 22, 1919. Children: Peter, Ilyana.