Born in Vicksburg, Miss. September 9, 1883.
Graduate Civil Engineer, Purdue University, June 1908.
N.C. & St. L. Railway, in Chief Engineers office, Nashville, Tenn. 1908
Began as Structural Designer, then Division Engineer, then Engineer of Design for 37 years, preparing plans for complete shops, bridges, depots and re-mapping the entire 1350 mile system.
Retired from the Railway in 1948 at age 65; thereafter gave time to conservation and public service.
In 1915, he and four friends founded the Tennessee Ornithological Society. From the beginning he played a dominant role in its development. His contributuions were many and they continued throughout his life.