(ca. 1902–?), of Cleveland; black lawyer; asst. atty. gen., Ohio (1937–38); atty. for U.S. Dept. of Labor (1939–43); member, NAACP legal committee (1942–?), labor committee; dir., Region V (Cleveland office), FEPC (1943–45); worked closely with J. Lawrence Duncan, regional dir. of WMC; Mitchell considered him quite effective. AB, U. of Kans.; law degree, Yale.