Student Wofford College, 1914-1915. Bachelor of Laws, Drake U., 1918, Doctor of Humanities (honorary), 1961. Doctor of Laws, Salem College, West Virginia, 1946.
U. Melbourne (Australia) 1949.
Childern—Thomas Frank, Sandra (Mistress Robert McElwaine). Admitted to Iowa bar, 1919, District of Columbia, 1933. Practice law, Des Moines, 1919-1926.
Commissioner United States Court of Claims, Washington, 1926-1933. Practice law, Washington, 1933-1948. United States ambassador Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Australia, July 1948-March 1949.
Appointed representative United States to 4th session on Economics Common for Asia and Far East, held at Lapstone, Glenbrook, New South Wales, Australia, 1948, 5th session, Singapore, 1949. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States to Republic of Philippines, March 1949-November 1951. Appointed adviser on United States delegation to Conference for Conclusion and Signature of Treaty of Peace with Japan, San Francisco, September 1951.
Appointed consultant to Secretary of State, November 1951-May 1952, also designated special assistant to secretary for mutual security affairs, February 1952. Accorded personal rank of ambassador, December 1951. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Belgium, 1952-1953.
Now counsel law firm Surrey, Karasik, Gould & Efron, Washington. Chairman United States delegation XV and XVI International Edinburgh Film Festival. Life governor Royal Melbourne (Australia) Hospital.
Member American, Iowa bar associations, Bar Association of District of Columbia. Clubs: Bankers, Lotus (New York City).
Married Dorothy Frank Stroock, January 14, 1942.