Party affiliation: Democrat
As axeman on Knights of Columbus, M.&B.R.R. (now St. Louis-San Francisco Railway), 1887, continuing as assistant engineer, resident engineer, locating engineer and division engineer several railroads. Served as chief engineer various railway projects. Opened office as construction engineering, at Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 1894.
Served as judge of probate, Tuscaloosa Company. Became director State Highway Department, Alabama, February 1, 1927. Now with United States Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons.
Commissioned major engrs., United States of America, June 19, 1917. Sailed for France with 501st Engineers and later made engineer officer of Intermediate Section, in command of 18,000 men. Lieutenant colonel September 14, 1918.
Duty at Paris, 1919, with War Damage Board of Peace Conference, later field executive of Army Ednl. Corps; honorary discharged, September 16, 1919. Colonel Engineer Reserve Corps, January 20, 1920.
Charter member American Society Military Engineers, American Society of Civil Engineers.