Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude, Ottawa U., 1927; Doctor of Laws, Whitworth College, 1971.
With, Blyth & Company, 1928-1931; With, Pacific Northwest Company, Seattle, 1931-1941, 46-66; president, Pacific Northwest Company, 1959-1966; vice president, United Pacific Corporation retired, 1961. Chairman regional business conduct committee National Association Securities Dealers, 1959-1960. Governor Midwest Stock Exchange, 1959-1960.
Trustee, treasurer Washington-Alaska Synod United Presbyterian Church, director finance, 1966-1972. Trustee United Presbyterian Foundation, 1973-1982. Served to major Army of the United States, 1941-1945.
Married Margaret Moir, July 16, 1932. Children: Robert William, Phillip Merrill, Linda Jane.