Student, George Washington University, 1937-1941; student, Georgetown University, 1937-1941; Juris Doctor, Southeastern U., 1941.
Newspaperman, El Reno (Oklahoma) Daily Tribune and El Reno American, 1929-1933;
chief staff commission on Indian affairs, United States House of Representatives, Washington, 1934-1941;
sole practice law, Washington, since 1942. Founder, Chairman, Board Of Directors Foundation for American Indian Tribal History, Washington, 1979. Claims attorney Cheyenne-Arapaho Indian Tribes of Oklahoma, 1948-1972, general counsel, 1948-1962.
Claims attorney Fort Peck Sioux Tribe of Montana, 1957-1982. General counsel Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of South Dakot, 1957-1972. Claims attorney Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, 1957-1982.
President League Young Democrats, Canadian County, Oklahoma, 1932-1933, floor leader Little Congress, Washington, 1934. Served as lieutenant United States Navy, 1944-1946. Clubs: National Lawyers, National Press.
Lodges: Masons (32d degree), Elks.
Married LoRena Elizabeth, November 9, 1934 (deceased June 1963). Children: William Haydon, Jo Anne Payne Brown.