Vice-President of the Conference, 1966, he was born on 5 March 1901 at Chadsmoor, near Cannock. From 1914 to 1921 he was a coal miner, but following the miners' strike of 1921 he began working for an uncle. In 1928 he started his own business and became the chairman of a chain of retail stores. He served on the Cannock Urban District Council from 1938 to 1957, when he became a magistrate.
He trained as a PM local preacher under James Black, Vice-President of the PM Conference in 1931. He was President of the Local Preachers Mutual Aid Association and treasurer of the Wolverhampton and Shrewsbury District. He died on 11 December 1976.