Party affiliation: Democrat
Reporter, The Mountaineer, Greenville, 1897-1899. Reporter, editorial writer and news editor, The State, Columbia, 1899-1906. Columbia correspondent News and Couier, Charleston, 1906-1909.
Editor, public Daily Record, Columbia, 1909-1912. Clerk South Carolina. House of Representatives, 1909-1915.
Elected to South Carolina. House of Representatives, 2 terms, speaker of house both terms until resignation, 1917. Organizer, president Peoples National Bank, Columbia, 1912-1917.
Organizer, vice president Homestead Bank (Morris Plan), 1913-1917. Vice-president and general manager, later president Industrial Morris Plan Bank. Detroit, 1917-1921; vice president First and Old Detroit National Bank (later First National Bank), 1921-1923.
President Continental Bank, Detroit, 1924-1925. President Morris Plan Corporation of America, 1925-1928. Organizer, president Industrial Banking Corporation of America, New York City, 1928-1930.
In life insurance business, New York and elsewhere, 1931-1933. Assistant general manager, in charge finance and accounting department The Home Owners' Loan Corporation, 1933-1935. Assistant to director Reconstruction Finance Corporation, 1935-1938.
Reporter decisions and librarian United States Court of Claims since 1938, Lieutenant colonel staff governor South Carolina., 1899.
Born July 16, 1877