Party affiliation: Republican
Was employed by Long Island Railroad as a shop hand, later assistant to the president and superintendent of ferries to 1900. Conservation commissioner of State of New York, 1915-1921. Now member Charles Pratt & Сompany.
Vice president, trustee Pratt Institute (Brooklyn). Director The Thrift. Promoter Boy Scout movement. Treasurer National Council Boy Scouts America.
Trustee Amherst College Metropolitan Museum, American Museum Natural History. President American Forestry Association, since 1924.