Bachelor of Arts, Yale, 1896. Bachelor of Laws, New York Law School, 1898.
Began practice at Providence, 1899. Assistant attorney, attorney and counsel for Rhode Island of New York, New Hampshire (U.S.)&H. Railroad Company, 1903-1918, general attorney, 1918-1920. General counsel Rhode Island Company, 1907-1914.
Member Swan, Keeney & Smith since 1920.
Assistant judge advisory general Rhode Island Militia and Rhode Island National Guard, 1905-1917. Lieutenant governor of Rhode Island, 1925-1927.
Member American and Rhode Island State bar associations, Rhode Island History Society, Alpha Delta Phi. Mason (Knight of the Order of the Thistle).; Clubs: Providence Art, Turks Head, Hope, Agawam Hunt (Providence).
Married Ellen Howard Weeden, September 23, 1905. Children: Mary Weeden (Mistress Rockwell King Du Moulin), Nathaniel West., Junior.