Commercial traveler, hardware trade, 1882-1886. Merchant, Lima, O., 1886-1887. Moved to Pierre, South Dakot, 1888.
Engaged in real estate, banking and cattle raising. President American Exchange Bank, 1st National Life Insurance Company, Onida National Bank. Trustee Yankton College, Pierre Congressional Church for 20 years Lieutenant governor of South Dakota Kiwanis.
Park in Pierre named in his honor Hyde Park. Home: Pierre, S.D.