Party affiliation: Democrat
Began as clerk in hardware store, Galveston, at age 16, became owner of a store at 23. Entered banking business, 1902. Moved to Houston, 1907.
An organizer, 1907, and president 2d National Bank, vice chairman board until 1932, when resigned. Chairman of the Board First Texas Joint Stock Land Bank. President Second National Corporation.
Director Houston Branch Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Texas.
Born December 16, 1871