Party affiliation: Republican
Began as teller in home bank, Catlettsburg, Kentucky, 1875. Organized a number of successful banks in the South and the Middle West. Retired bank president but retained an active interest in the development of banks.
A leader in building up the business portion of Gary, Indiana. Extensive travels in Europe, Asia, Africa, 1907-1908, Australia and New Zealand, 1916, South America, 1922, South Africa, 1923. Has devoted much time to social betterment of steel workers, improvement of edln. system, beautifying towns and cities.
Born March 2, 1855