Educated Colé- gio Castello Branco and Liceu do Ceará. Graduated Escola de Agronomía do Ceará, 1921.
Assistant to federal agriculture inspector, Minas Gerais, 1922, federal agriculture inspector, 1924. Tech, assistant, office of agriculture development, 1933. Staff member, ministry of agriculture, 1933-1934, director, department, of national insurance, since 1942.
Assistant, chief, tech, section, bureau of agriculture edn., 1934-1936. Director, Escola Nacional de Agronomia, 1936, professor, of psychology and logic, 1936-1937. Director, Anuário Brasileiro de Literatura, 1939-1941.
Professor, and member tech, council, University Rural do Centro Nacional de Ensino e Pesquisas Agronómicas, since 1942. Superintendent of agriculture and veterinary edn., since 1943. Chief, Brazilian delegation to 3d Inter-American Agricultural Conference, Caracas, 1945.
Permanent Brazilian delegate, council of Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, 1947. Profissionais, P.E.N. Club.
Member Conference on Food and Agriculture, Hot Springs, Virginia, United States of America, 1943. Member central commission to reform higher edn. in Brazil, 1944. Member: Society Brasileira de Agronomia, Sind, dos Jornalistas Profissionais, P.E.N. Club.