Class of 1925 from the University of North Carolina where he also received is LL.B. Joined the FBI in 1931 where he remained for the next 22 years leaving in 1953. During his tenure at the FBI, he served as the special agent in charge of the Charlotte office for nine years and as the special agent in charge of the New York office for six years. Upon leaving the FBI, he was appointed as the North Carolina Commissioner of Motor Vehicles. He was also named the the president of the American Association of Motor Vehicles Administrators in 1964.