Was clerk, teacher, prospector, post-trader, contractor in the West. Returned to Missouri and engaged in banking till 1899 at Lexington, as cashier and later president La Fayette Company Bank. Was probate judge Laramie Company, Dak.
(most of which is now the State of Wyoming), 1868. Member legislature of Dak. Elected member of council, Wyoming Ty., 1869.
Carried to Governor Campbell for approval, 1st law giving woman the right to vote and hold office. Twice independent candidate for Congress, 5th Missouri district Was chairman Democratic Company Committee Laramie Company, when there. Democrat until Cleveland’s 2d nomination, from then non-partisan.