Seattle Mayor. He served as Mayor of Seattle from June 1932 to June 1934, and from June 1936 to April 1938. He entered office during the era of the Great Depression, promising cuts to the city budget, reducing city employee wages and creating public works projects. Educated at Harvard University, he became one of Seattle's most respected and successful trial lawyers before entering public office, and also worked as a journalist with the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. He died in office from complications of influenza and pneumonia. He was succeeded in office by future Washington Governor Arthur B. Langlie.
Bio by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.