Party affiliation: Republican
Assistant engineer water works or sewers, Providence, Rhode Island, and Newton, Massachusetts, 1872-1878. Assistant engineer A., T. & S.F.R.R., 1878-1885 (except 1 year chief engineer water works at Las Vegas, New Mexico). Assistant professor 1887, later associate professor and professor railroad engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Retired under Carnegie Foundation, 1916 (professor emeritus). Admitted to New Mexico bar, 1885, Massachusetts bar, 1901. City attorney, Socorro, New Mexico, 1886.
Member school committee, Sharon, Massachusetts, 1892-1895 (chairman 1893-1895). Honorary member Boston Society Civ. Engineers (ex-president), American Society Civil Engineers, Massachusetts Highway Association (ex-president), New England R.R. Club (ex-president).
Member American Railway Engineering Association (life), Society Prom. Engineering Education (ex-secretary, ex-president), Technology Club (ex-secretary). Member commission on public utilities Boston Chamber of Commerce (but not a member of the Chamber).
Has been member Publication Committee, Technology Review. Also of Journal of Massachusetts Highway Association.