Party affiliation: Democrat
With Orr Brothers, wholesale grocers, Nashville, Tennessee, 1881-1885. Connected with Cumberland Telephone & Telegraph Company, 1885-1913, general manager, 1890-1913. Vice president Southern Bell Telephone & Telegraph Company, 1913-1930.
President 4th and 1st Banks, Inc. Director American National Bank, First Industrial Corporation, Southern Bell Telephone & Telegraph Company Director Chamber of Commerce of the United States, 1928-1932. Member Engineering Association of the South, Nashville Board of Trade (1st president).
President Tennessee Society S.A.R., 1912-1915. Commandant Jo Johnson Camp Sons of Confederacy, 1895-1900. Director Young Men’s Christian Association.