Bachelor of Arts, Marquette University, 1904.
President Vailston Company, 1929-1953, director, since 1929. Past president of the board directors Milwaukee Auditorium and Arena. Director Robert A. Johnston Company, since 1908, chairman of the executive committee, since 1952, Chairman of the Board, since 1957, also president
Formerly board directors First Wisconsin National Bank, First Wisconsin Trust Company, Milwaukee, Bankshares, Incorporated.
Clubs: Milwaukee, University, Country, Athletic (Milwaukee).
Married June Crandall, January 7, 1908. Children: Walter Vail, June Ellen, Edward C. (deceased), David, Patricia, John Keith.