Inducted into the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame in 1995, he was the U.S. national champion from 1935 to 1939 and competed in the 1936 Olympics.
He attended Erasmus Hall High School in New York.
He served in the U.S. Navy in World War II.
He grew up in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
Michelle Kwan also became a member of the United States Figure Skating Hall of Fame.