Party affiliation: Democrat
Began practice as civil engineer. Santa Ana, California, 1886. City engineer (installed original municipal water system), 1891-1897.
Planned and built Modjeska Dam for Madam Modjeska, 1900. Planned and built agricultural drainage systems for 5 districts, Orange County, California, 1889-1905. As chief engineer built Santa Ana Newport R.R., 1891-1899.
Member board of trustees, Santa Ana, 1900-1902, mayor, 1902-1904. Chief engineer Orange County Highway Commission, 1915-1916. Supervisor of Orange County, 1916-1928.
An organizer, 1928, since secretary, and director from Santa Ana, The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.