Born in Michigan; temporarily deafened by scarlet fever at 5 but soon regained his hearing; then, a few years later, he lost it again permanently. Graduated from Gallaudet College, 1899, then worked 50 years for the Federal government, first with the U.S. Census Bureau and later with the Public Health Service. Very active in Gallaudet alumni affairs, and chaired the NAD Motion Picture Committee for 54 years. Married Ellen Pearson (Gallaudet class of 1917), a teacher at the Kendall School. Died in Washington, DC.
Deaf Heritage, p.336.