Student of University Washington, 1928-1932.
With Nordstrom, Incorporated., Seattle, 1932-1976, co-president, co-chairman, 1970-1976. Trustee Washington Mutual Savings Bank, 1964-1976. Director Western International Hotels.
Majority stockholder Seattle Seahawks franchise National Football League.
Served to Lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1943-1946. Member National Shoe Retailers Association (president 1958-1959), Central Association Seattle (president 1969-1970), Beta Theta Pi. Clubs: University, Seattle Golf, Seattle Tennis, Washington Athletic (Seattle).
Married Illsley Ball, June 3, 1933. Children: Loyal (Mistress John McMillan), Linda (Mistress David A. Mowat), Susan (Mistress Richard Eberhardt).