Educated private schools. Studied at Yale, 3 years.
Developed Nevada Consolidated Copper Company. Construction engineering bureau of Mines (resigned). Built Nevada Northern Railway Assistant to Herbert C. Hoover, United States food administrator, June 1917-January 1918.
General director oil division, United States Fuel Administration, January 10, 1918-June 30, 1919.
Chairman of Commission on standardization petroleum specifications, United States Government, 1918-1919.
Member American Institute Mining and Metallurgical Engineers (vice president 1917-1920), American Petroleum Institute (honorary). Chairman valuation committee Independent Oil Producers Agency of California, 1915. Chairman California delegation Republican National Convention, Kansas City, Missoury, 1928.
Member Republican National Committee for California, since 1931.
Married Florence Herrick, 1895.