Party affiliation: Democrat
Admitted to South Carolina. bar, 1871, and began practice at Columbia. Member Melton & Clark. Later associated in practice with Judge Samuel W. Melton.
Became president Carolina National Bank, 1881, now Chairman of the Board Entered army of Commerce.S.A., April 1861. Organized Signal Corps. at Charleston, South Carolina., continuing until surrender of Johnson’s Army at Greensboro, April 26, 1865.