God, who is heard throughout the Bible, calls for justice for the widows, orphans and aliens who were oppressed by the powers of the day. Therefore the involvement in political life is something that Christians should not avoid.
Enlisted as private in Company F, 16th Alabama Infantry, 1861, later commissioned Lieutenant. Participated in battles of Fishing Creek, Shiloh, Perryville, Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge and in all battles from Dalton to and around Atlanta, and at Franklin, Tennessee. Wounded 4 times; prisoner in Camp Chase, Ohio, until close of war.
Clerk Circuit Court of Lawrence Company, Alabama, 1865-1867. Admitted to Alabama bar, 1868. Began practice in Moulton.
Removed to Decatur, 1872. Organizer and president 1st National Bank, Decatur, 1887-1813. Organizer, 1913, and president Bank of Commerce.
President Decatur Land Company. Director Decatur Ice & Coal Company Was for many years active in politics and member Democratic State Executive Committee. Elected member 63rd Congress, May 11, 1914, to fill vacancy, 8th Alabama District, caused by death of Honorary William Richardson.
President Board of Control, Carnegie Library.