Served on the Iowa Supreme Court from November 13, 1969, until he retired August 2, 1980. He served as Senior Judge, 1980-1984.
Born at Anamosa, Iowa, August 2, 1908, he attended Grinnell College and gained his legal education through private study. After admission to the bar he practiced law at Anamosa from 1934 to 1963 as a member of various firms. He was County Attorney of Jones County from 1939 to 1945. In 1963 he was appointed Judge of the then Eighteenth Judicial District Court where he continued to serve until coming on the Supreme Court.