Holland District Ruritans

Fellowship. Goodwill. Community Service.

Born:  11/10/ 1902

Died:  11/26/1990


Ruritan National

  • National President – 1934
  • National Board of Directors – 13 years
  • Program Chair for National Conventions for a number of years
  • Served on the Expansion committee (then known as the Public Relations Committee) with Marvin Gray and Tom Downing, devoting many hours to telling the Ruritan story in the early formative years.
  • Started the first Ruritan Newsletter
  • During W.W. II, he was the Speaker for the War Finance Committee of Virginia and served as a ‘Dollar-A-Year-Man’ to promote the sale of war bonds.      

Wakefield Club

  • President



  • American and Virginia State Bar Associations
  • National Conference of State Trial Judges
  • Chairman of the Town of Wakefield Bicentennial Committee – 1976
  • Wakefield United Methodist Church
    • Superintendent of the Church School
    • Member of the Administrative Board
    • Chairman of the Pastor-Parish Relations Committee


  • Judge of the 6th Judicial Circuit of Virginia


  • College of William and Mary
  • Marshall Wythe School of Law

[Source:  The Ruritan Saga – A History of the First Fifty Years of Ruritan by Robert H. Bailey, Russell Burgess & H.M. (Kit) Shaver, Jr. © 1983; Reprint 2003]