Party affiliation: Republican
Ordained Congleton ministry, 1890. California state superintendent Congressional Sunday school and Public Society, 1890-1898. Territorial superintendent Alaska Missions, 1898-1900.
United States commissioner of education, Alaska, 1900. Pastor Wharf St. Congressional Church, Brisbane, Australia, 1901-1907, Harrow, England, 1908. Associate pastor First Church, Oakland, California, 1909-1912.
Lecturing and writing, 1913-1917. With American Red Cross, title of captain, 1917-1918. With Near East Relief service, 1918-1924.
Western secretary National Council for Prevention of War, 1924-1930. Director Golden Rule Foundation, 1930-1940. Established first hospital at Nome, Alaska, 1899, and first Public school north of the Yukon River.
First white man to cross Alaska in winter—1200 miles, Cape Prince of Wales to Pacific Ocean—to secure doctors, nurses and food, 1899, to relieve starvation, first gold rush to Cape Nome. Organized international movement for relief of war orphans and refugess in Near East, and established branches in Hawaii, Japan, China, Philippines, Australia and New Zealand, and had charge of first shipload of food and clothing from Australia to Constantinople. Raised over $2,000,000 for post-war relief, Founder Casa Colina Home for Crippled Children.