One of founders of National Progressive Party, 1912. Delegate Progressive National Convention, 1912, 1916. Member Progressive National Committee from Rhode Island, 1912-1916.
Chairman Rhode Island Progressive Executive Committee and State Central Committee, 1912. Progressive candidate for Congress, 3d Rhode Island District, 1912, 1914. Stumped Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New York, campaign of 1912, for Roosevelt.
Stumped Maine, New York and Pennsylvania for Wilson, 1916. Stumped N.H., Massachusetts and Rhode Island for Cox, 1920, also Massachusetts and Rhode Island for League of Nations. Democratic nominee for general treasurer of Rhode Island, 1916, declined.
Civilian representative Salvation Army since 1921.