Party affiliation: Republican
With Seymour. Barto & Company, Tacoma, Washington, 1890-1896, Seymour Brothers & Company, 1896-1900. President Taeoma Gas Company, 1900-1906. Now president N Pacific Pub Service Company, Ellensburg Gas & Water Company, Seymour Land & Timber Company, Washington State Land Company, Eaton Land Company: dir Shaffer Box Company, Tacoma.
President Park Board, Tacoma. 1909-1911; mayor of Tacoma. 1911-1914. Trustee Whitman College, Tacoma Chamber Commerce, Ferry Museum (Tacoma).
Washington Children’s Home (Seattle). Chairman War Camp Community Service, and Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Club House. Tacoma. during first year of war.