Bachelor of Science with honor, University New Hampshire, 1938. Bachelor of Laws cum laude, Harvard University, 1941.
Associate firm Ropes, Gray, Best, Coolidge & Rugg, Boston, 1941-1942. Member firm Wyman, Starr, Booth, Wadleigh & Langdell, Manchester, New Hampshire, 1949-1952. General counsel to the United States Senate investigating committee, 1946.
Secretary to the United States Senator Styles Bridges, 1947. Counsel to joint congressional committee on Foreign Economic Cooperation, 1948-1949. Attorney general New Hampshire, 1953-1961.
Legislation counsel to governor New Hampshire, 1961. Partner Wyman, Bean & Stark, Manchester, 1957-1978. The American Association For Justice Superior Court New Hampshire, from 1978.
Member 88th, 90th-94th congresses from 1st district New Hampshire, member committee appropriations, subcommittee on defense. Appointed United States senator, 1974. Chairman New Hampshire Commission on Interstate Cooperation.
Member Judicial Council of New Hampshire. Chairman National Committee on Internal Security, 1958-1961.
Served as lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1946. Fellow American College Trial Lawyers. Member American Bar Association (chairman standing committee jurisprudence and law reform 1961-1963), Massachusetts Bar Association, New Hampshire Bar Association, Florida Bar Association, District of Columbia Bar Association, National Association Attorneys General United States (president 1957-1958), Phi Kappa Phi, Theta Chi, Kappa Delta Pi.
Married Virginia Elizabeth Markley, August 20, 1938. Children— Jo Ann, Louis Eliot.