Doctor of Engineering (honorary), Carnegie Institute of Technology, 1949.
Draftsman, engineer, Pittsburgh & Lake Erie R.R., 1904-1906; resident engineer, Pittsburgh-Butler Interurban Railway, 1906-1907; private practice, Pittsburgh, 1910-1933; chief engineer, planning director, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, 1933-1945; chairman Metropolitan Study Commission, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania executive director, Allegheny Conference Community Development, from 1945; vice chairman state advising committee on recreation, Allegheny Conference Community Development executive director, Pittsburgh Regional Planning Association, from 1952.
Trustee Carnegie Institute, Carnegie Institute of Technology. Board directors, past president St. John's Hospital. Executive secretary civil defense, Allegheny County, World World War World War II.
Member American Society of Civil Engineers (past president Pittsburgh chapter), American Society Planning Officials (president), American Planning and Civic Association, Bellvue Chamber of Commerce (president 1922-1926), Pittsburgh Motor Club (president), University Club.
Married Ina Burry, May 26, 1909 (deceased). 1 child, Mary A. Martin Palmer. Married Eleanor Eckels, April, 1950.