Party affiliation: Republican
Began at Blackfoot, Montana, 1865. Member firm of H. E. Johnson & Company, Walla Walla, 1867-1868. Member Paine Brothers & Moore, general merchandise and farm implements, 1869-1878.
Associated with D. S. Baker in railway building and grain buying. Vice president, 1889, president, since 1899, Baker-Boyer National Bank. President M. C. Moore & Sons, loans and investments.
Mayor of Walla Walla, 1877. Last governor Washington Ty., appointed, 1889, and served 7 months.