Admitted to the Illinois bar, 1890. Member of law firm David, Smulski and McGaffey, 1890-1905. Organizer and president NorthWestern Trust & Savings Bank, since 1906.
Director Second North-Western State Bank, Fullerton State Bank, Marshall Square State Bank, Inland Trust & Savings Bank, Keystone Trust & Savings Bank, Brighton Park State Bank. Alderman, Chicago, 1898-1903. City attorney, 1903-1907.
State treasurer of Illinois, 1907-1909. Vice president. and treasurer Chicago Association Commerce, 1911-1914. President Board of West Chicago Park Commissioners, 1907-1913, 1916-1920.