Came to the United States, 1895, naturalized, 1917. Student Chestnut Hill Academy, Philadelphia, 1911-1913. Bachelor of Science, Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1917.
; children—Elizabeth Gale (Mistress World Trade Hardaker), Mary Mack (Mistress Arnold Dreyer, Junior), Jean Moore (Mistress Willard Starks), Frances Louise (Mistress Fred Weaver), and Roberta Martin (Mistress George B. Douglas). Married second, Katherine Tracy L’Engle, July 27, 1954. Instructor in navigation, training officers for merchant service, Shipping Board, Boston and Baltimore, 1917.
Commissioned Lieutenant (junior grade), Civil Engineer Corps, United States Navy, 1918, and advanced through the grades to rear admiral, 1948.
Public works officer in charge construction work, Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Florida, 1929-1932, Navy Yard, Charleston, South Carolina., 1938-1942, New York Naval Shipyard (Brooklyn Navy Yard), 1942-1943. Joined staff commander, 7th Fleet, Southwest Pacific area, 1943.
Officer in charge 3d Naval Construction, Brigade and commander Construction Forces, 7th Fleet, in charge Seabees. Southwest Pacific Area, 1944-1945.
Superintending civil engineer with consulting supervisory responsibility Bureau of Yards and Docks construction on East Coast 1945-1948.
Director, Atlantic Division, bureau of Yards and Docks, with additional duty on staff of Commander in Chief, United States Atlantic Fleet and on staff of Commander Eastern Sea Frontier, March 1948-May 1950, retired from active duty in navy with rank of vice admiral. Appointed chairman сivil engineering Princeton University. Consultant to State New Jersey on beach erosion problems.
Member American Society of Civil Engineers, American Concrete Institute, New Jersey Society Professional Engineers, Theta Chirurgical Clubs: New York Yacht (New York City).
Married Elizabeth Abbie Gale, December 26, 1917 (deceased. Married second, Katherine Tracy L’Engle, July 27, 1954. Children: Elizabeth Gale (Mistress World Trade Hardaker), Mary Mack (Mistress Arnold Dreyer, Junior.