Private practice, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1916-1939, 1945-1949
U.S. Army first lieutenant, 1917-1918
City comptroller, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1936-1947
Judge, Indiana Supreme Court, 1939-1945
Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, October 15, 1949; no Senate vote
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