Party affiliation: Republican
Assistant engineer Big 4, C.&A. and C.&N.W. rys., 1886-1888. Computer and superintendent Vierling & McDowell, and Snead & Company iron works, Chicago, 1888-1890. Instructor architectural drawing, Manual Training High School, Chicago, 1890-1897.
In charge drawing, Chicago Athenæum, 1893-1897. Professor civil engineering, University of Idaho, 1897-1900. In private business, 1900-1902.
Taught engineering classes of the late Dean C. E. Greene, University of Michigan, 1902-1904. Assistant Professor civil engineering, University of Illinois, 1904-1906. President Lake Construction Company, Hammond, Indiana, 1906-1908.
Professor of engineering, University of Oregon, 1908-1915. Consultant practice, since 1915.