Democratic politician who served during the 1950s, '60s, and '70s as a United States Representative from Florida.
After graduating from the University of Alabama, he worked in Sarasota, Florida as an accountant.
He served in the Florida House of Representatives during the late 1940s and early 1950s.
He grew up in Jacksonville, Alabama. He died in Sarasota, Florida at the age of eighty-two.
After managing the estate of John Ringling, he assisted Charles Ringling and the rest of the Ringling family by serving as president of the Ringling Brothers/Barnum & Bailey Circus.