An actuary and local politician, he lived at "Worcomer" 7 Garrads Road and was on the Board of the Streatham Hill Theatre
He was educated at Dulwich College and Cambridge University.
A member of the London County Council representing Wandsworth, Streatham from 1921-48. He was elected unopposed to fill a casual vacancy on 9 May 1921 and re-elected on seven occasions. He sat as a Municipal Reform Party until 1946 when the group on the council officially became Conservatives. He served as Deputy Chairman of the London County Council for 1937–38. He was also a member of the Port of London Authority and of the London and Home Counties Traffic Advisory Committee.
He was knighted in the 1939 Birthday Honours "for political and public services in Streatham