Party affiliation: Republican
1 son, David Joseph. Entered railway engineering service, June 18, 1895, as assistant section foreman, L. & N. R.R., Evansville, Indiana. Associate engineer Columbus and Hocking Coal & Iron Company, New Straitsville, O., August-December 1896. With L. & N. R.R. successively as assistant supervisor, Belleville, Illinois, section foreman, Evansville, Indiana, rodman, Louisville, Kentucky, assistant engineer, Clarksville, Tennessee and Louisville, Kentucky, until 1901.
Engineer maintenance of way, National Railway of Mexico, September and October 1901. Roadmaster L. & N. R.R., Elizabethtown, Kentucky, 1901-1904. Div. engineer Indiana Southern R.R., 1904-1905.
Principal assistant engineer, I.C.R.R. and Yazoo & Mississippi Valley R.R., 1905-1910, engineer of construction, 1910-1913. Engineer maintenance of way, I.C. and Y. & M.V. rys., April-November 1913, and continued with same roads as assistant chief engineer, 1913-1914, valuation engineer, 1914-1918 and chief corporate engineer (director valuation work), 1918-1920. Chief engineer in charge of electrifying Chicago Terminal, I.C.R.R., 1920-1935, reitred and pensioned by rr. company.
Consulting engineer, Itabira Railroad Company, Brazil. Ex-president Flossmoor (Illinois) State Bank. Private Co.A, 14th Infantry Ohio National Guard, 1893-1895.
Ex-president of the board School District Northern 161, Cook County, Illinois, 1921-1929. Ex-president of the board Village of Flossmoor, Illinois, 1924-1927. Served as justice of peace, Town of Rich, Cook Company, Illinois, since 1925.
Chairman Cook County Work Relief Committee, 1933-1934. Chairman State Advisory Committee I.E.R.C., 1934-1935.