Party affiliation: Republican
Captain in Civil war, 1862. Member Texas Legislature, 1866. Postmaster Dallas, 1879.
Chairman Republican State Executive Committee for Texas, 1881. Div. collector Internal Revenue, district Texas, 1883. Republican nominee for government Texas, 1886.
Canvassed Texas and Georgia against prohibtion, 1887. Commissioner World’s Columbian Exposition for Texas, 1890. Canvassed Chicago and Cook Company, Illinois, for Republicans, 1891.
Republican nominee for Congress, 1901, for Legislature, 1905.