Party affiliation: Democrat
Organizer Bank of Bell Buckle, Tennessee, 1887, and cashier until 1894. Organizer Phoenix Bank, Columbia, Tennessee, 1894, and cashier until 1905, when the bank was converted into the Phoenix National Bank, of which was president. 1st superintendent of banks of Tennessee, by appointment of governor of Tennessee, January 1-May 10, 1914.
Organizer, May 1914, and since president The Mercantile National Bank, Memphis, Tennessee. Organizer, 1930, since president Middle Tennessee Bank. Director City National Bank (Decatur, Alabama), Jefferson County Bank (Birmingham, Alabama).