Bachelor of Laws, University Kansas, 1911.
Admitted to Kansas bar, 1911, Idaho, 1914, Oregon, 1927, Colorado, 1936. Practice of law, American Falls, Idaho, 1913-1926. Attorney Power Company, 1914-1918.
Associate district counsel United States Bureau Reclamation, Portland, Oregon, 1926-1935, district counsel, Denver, 1935-1941, Amarillo, Texas, 1941-1951.
Chief counsel United States section International Boundary and Water Commission, El Paso, from 1951. Director Greensburg (Kansas) State Bank from 1940.
Council commissioner Boy Scouts American, Denver, Amarillo, El Paso.
Served with infantry United States Army, 1918. Member American Legion (post commander), Phi Delta Phi, Delta Tau Delta. Mason.; Club: Rotary (director, delegate international convention, Rio de Janeiro).
Married Neva Rosalie Swartwout, February 26, 1916. Children: Dorothy Ann, Josephine (Mistress Robert Smith Pine), Spencer Lawrence.