Bachelor of Laws, University of Illinois, 1903. Doctor of Laws, University of North Dakota, 1948.
Practiced in Chicago, 1903-1904. Instructor, 1904-1906, assistant professor, law, 1906-1907, professor, 1907-1917 (except. 1912-1914), of North Dakota.
Chairman 1st North Dakota Tax Commission, 1912-1914 (resigned to resume law professorship).
Justice Supreme Court of North Dakota, 1917-1933 (chief justice, 22, 27, 33). General counsel Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Washington, District of Columbia, 1933-1940.
Vice-president and senior trust officer, Bank of America National Trust & Savings Association, San Francisco, from 1940. Chairman District Board for North Dakota, World War.
Member American Bar Association, American Economics Association, Order of Coif (University of Illinois).
Married Bessie Leola Perring, December 28, 1904. Children: Robert Allen, Dorothy, John Perring, Luther Earle, Floyd Douglas.