Party affiliation: Republican
Began as civil and hydraulic engineer, at Chicago, 1884. Served as principal or chief engineer, Philadelphia District, United States Engineer Department. Director Department of Wharves, Docks and Ferries.
Philadelphia, 1909-1912. Commissioner new water supply for Philadelphia, 1920-1924. Chairman Harbor and Navigation Committee of Philadelphia Chamber Commerce.
Had charge various dredging enterprises, requiring removal of more than 50,000,000 cubic yds. of material from rivers and harbors. Designed and built breakwater at entrance of Delaware Bay. First reinforced concrete pier (fireproof) in America.