Educated Massachusetts Institute Technology. Doctor of Laws, Stetson U., Georgetown College.
Secretary-treasurer Jarman Shoe Company, 1925-1932, president, 1932-1933. President General Shoe. Corporation (became GENESCO, Inc.
1959), 1933-1947, chairman, 1947-1969, chairman of the executive and finance committee, 1969-1973. Director Nashville City Bank & Trust Company, Finance Federation. Trustee Mutual Life Insurance Company New York, Genesco Retirement Fund.
Capital punishment be administered only when the pursuit of truth and justice result in clear and overwhelming evidence of guilt.
God should be loved with hearts as well as with minds. To the best of ability everyone needs to think things through in the light of reason. This means becoming aware of different points of view, and using his or her critical thinking to make sense of God's world.
Member Tennessee Tax Commission, 1949. Member Christian Bible Society (trustee), Pi Delta Epsilon, Theta Delta Chi, Theta Tau, Eta Mu Pi, Beta Gamma Sigma. Clubs: Bellemeade Country.
Married Sarah Anderson, October 10, 1928. Children: Franklin, Anne, Eugenia.