Party affiliation: Republican
1 daughter, Elizabeth Laurenson. Left college junior year to join 1st United States Vol. Cavalry ( Rough Riders”).
Served as private and corporal. Participated in battles of Las Guasimas and San Juan, Cuba. Transferred to regular army as Second lieutenant 10th Infantry.
Resigned October 13, 1898, and returned to college. Commissioned major and assistant inspector Texas National Guard, 1900. Also served as captain and adjunct 4th Infantry Texas National Guard, until retirement, 1913.
Commissioned major 133d Field Artillery, 1917. Promoted lieutenant colonel and assigned to 133d Field Artillery. Served in France as lieutenant colonel and chief of staff of 61st Field Artillery Brig.
Manager Bailey County Cattle Company, Texas, 1900-1907. Postmaster of Dallas, Texas, 1907-1912. Partner with William Pagen and Son, cotton exporters, 1913-1917, now member Sloan Simpson & Company, bankers, brokers.