Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, University of Michigan, 1921.
Civil engineer then division bridge engineer, Michigan State Highway Department, 1921-1924;engineer, McGaughan & Ransom, Pontiac, Michigan, 1924-1926;owner private engineering company, Pontiac, 1926-1930;drain commissioner, Oakland County (Michigan), 1930-1933;state highway commissioner, Michigan, 1933-1940;governor, State of Michigan, 1941-1942; construction engineering, 1943-1947;appointed director, Office of Military Government, Bavaria., Germany, 1948;civil governor, State of Bavaria, Federal Republic Germany, 1949;member, Mackinac Bridge Authority, Michigan, 1950-1986. Delegate International Road Congress, 1938. Vice president Byrne Door Company, Inc., 1945.
Member American Road Builders Association (president 1938-1940, board directors), American Society of Civil Engineers, Michigan Engineering Society, Masons, Elks, Eagles, Detroit Club, Economic Club.
Married Helen Jossman, June, 1924 (deceased April 1986). Children: Ellen Louise Van Wagoner Wikol, Jo Ann Van Wagoner Karhohs.