Sergt. Company K, 148th Illinois Vol. Infantry, Civil War. President J. B. Harsh & Company, bankers, Creston, Iowa, 1870, Harsh & Perrin, 1875. President Creston National Bank, since 1880, Creston Loan & Trust Company, 1880-1805, Land Credit Bank, since 1905, Union Hardware Company Founder, 1871, and editor Creston Daily and Weekly Gazette.
Lawyer; member Harsh & Stafford, also Harsh & Higbee. Chairman Republican State Convention, Iowa, 1888. Member Iowa Senate, 8 years.
Mayor Creston, 2 terms. President Creston District Fair, Blue Grass League of Southwest Iowa, Blue Grass Palace. President board of trustees Lombard College Universalist.