Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude, Dartmouth College, 1923; Juris Doctor, Harvard University, 1927.
Practiced in, Concord, 1927-1929; practiced in, Manchester, 1931-1986; associate, Robert W. Upton (Esq.), 1927-1929; assistant attorney general, N.H., 1929-1931; partner, Wadleigh, Starr, Peters, Dunn & Chiesa, 1931-1986; now senior partner., Wadleigh, Starr, Peters, Dunn & Chiesa. Director Merchants. National Bank of Manchester, 1938-1974, Osceola Shoe Company, Inc.
Delaware New Hampshire Constitutional Convention, 1930. Member Commission to Revise Corporation Laws of New Hampshire, 1932. Moderator Ward I, Manchester, 1942-1946.
Secretary Amoskeag Company, 1957-1965, now honorary secretary. Chairman Christian Friends Drive, United Jewish Appeal, 1964. President Manchester branch National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, 1965-1967.
Treasurer Fund for Animals, Incorporated, New York York City, 1967-1975. Chairman investment committee New Hampshire Conference United Church of Christ, 1967-1986. Vice-chairman, board directors New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union, 1967-1986.
Member New Hampshire Commission for Human Rights, 1967-1970. Chairman Brotherhood Week in New Hampshire, 1968, SPACE, 1968-1975. Treasurer American Civil Liberties Union, New York City, 1969-1975, board directors, 1967-1973.
Board directors New Hampshire chapter National Conference of Christians and Jews, 1965-1975. Trustee White Pines College, Chester, New Hampshire, 1969-1986, Gale Home, Cogswell Benevolent Trust, Blanche A. Bruce Charitable Trust. President Havenwood Retirement Community, 1977-1981.
Member American Bar Association, New Hampshire Bar Association, Manchester Bar Association, Dartmouth Association of Manchester (president), Audubon Society New Hampshire (life), Society for Protection New Hampshire Forests (life), Phi Beta Kappa Associates (life), Phi Beta Kappa. Lodges: Mason, Kiwanis.
Married Sylvia Moore Leach, June 11, 1932 (deceased September 1967). Children: Theodore, James L. Married Faith Preston, December 19, 1970.