Served on the Iowa supreme Court from September 17, 1932, when he was appointed to fill the vacancy occasioned by the retirement of Justice John M. Grimm, until December 5 of the same year when following the election he retired to private practice at Mason City. He was later elected and served from January 1, 1939, until his resignation from the court in April 1962.
Born near Polk City, Iowa, December 13, 1876. He was graduated from the Law Department of Drake University in 1902 and began the practice of law at Britt. In 1914 he moved to Mason City where he continued to practice until his appointment to the Supreme Court.
He resigned from the court in April 1962 and died in Mason City January 29, 1969.