Party affiliation: Democrat
Began in mercantile business with firm Stowe & Pruett, 1889. With Stowe Brothers, 1891-1901. Engaged in cotton manufacturing since 1901.
President Sterling Spinning Company, Stowe Thread Company, Pharr Woolen Mills. President Bank of Belmont, Belmont Syndicate, Inc., Stowe Mills, Inc., D. E. Rhyne Mills, Inc., Belmont Land & Investment Company, Atlas Real Estate Сompany. Vice president Majestic Manufacturing Company, Climax Spinning Company, Hatch Full Fashioned Hosiery Company.
Director Crescent Spinning Company, Eagle Yarn Mills, Perfection Spinning Company. President Stowe Spinning Company. President National Yarn Mills, Imperial Yarn Mills, Chronicle Mills, Belmont Converting Company Chairman Board of County Commissioners, Gaston County, North Carolina, 1922-1955.
Former chairman School Board, Belmont.