Born February 27, 1889, Arlington, Minnesota. Graduated from University of Minnesota Law School 1914. Practiced law at Redwood Falls 1914-1915, from 1915 to 1923 at Gaylord, then at New Ulm until 1950. Candidate for Governor in 1932. Served as Associate Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court for two short periods in 1942 and 1944 by appointment. Died at New Ulm on December 21, 1950.