Student, Columbian (now George Washington University, 1901-1902. Studied under private teachers, 1903-1904. Bachelor of Laws, National University, Washington, District of Columbia, 1907, Master of Laws, with honors, 1908.
Appointed to classified civil service from Maine, February 13, 1905, and assigned to Treasurer Department. Law clerk to comptroller of the treasurer, 1907-1909. Examiner, Department of Justice, March 15-October 8, 1909.
Special assistant to the attorney general United States, 1909-1918.
Also consulting attorney, Bureau of Investigation, 1910-January 7, 1918. Conducted the investigation that resulted in impeachment, on July 11, 1912, of Robert West. Archbald, United States circuit judge.
Was counsel for the managers on the part of House of Representatives in the trial before the Senate, culminating in conviction. Represented United States before an English commission, at London, June and July 1914, in litigation under the National Banking Laws.
Member American Bar Association, American Academy Political and Social Science, Archeological Institute America (president), American Institute of Refrigeration, Chamber of Commerce of the United States (national councillor), Washington Board of Trade, English-Speaking Union (director), American Legion, Military Service Legion. Clubs: Bankers of America (New York).