Began as cashier Exchange Bank, Hebron, Nebraska, 1880. Cashier Bank of New Tacoma (now Tacoma), Washington, 1883. Partner Coffman & Allen, Chehalis, 1884, now Coffman-Dobson Bank & Trust Company, of which is manager and president.
Chairman of the Board Coffman-Dobson Investment Company, Toledo (Washington) State Bank, Pe Ell State Bank, State Bank of Winlock. President Henderson Land Company Active in county and state war work. Ex-president Washington State Good Roads Association, Washington State Bankers Association, Washington State Chamber Commerce.
Delaware Republican National Convention, Philadelphia, 1898, Chicago, 1916. Treasurer Diocese of Olympia Protestant Episcopal Church, 1887-1926. Many times delegate to National Triennial Convention of the church.