Party affiliation: Republican
1 daughter, Janet (Mistress Janet H. Henneberry). Began business experience in railroading. Later secretary to general superintendent Northwestern Telegraph Company.
Studied telephony; superintendent Wisconsin Telephone Сompany, 1881-1886. First general superintendent American Telephone & Telegraph Company, 1886-1893, inaugurating their long-distance lines. General manager Chicago Telephone Сompany, 1893-1911, later also 2d vice president.
Adviser to executive department American Telephone & Telegraph Company, New York, 1911-1916. Now construction engineering Invented and patented many improved devices for use with telephone. Designer of the “Blue Bell” sign of the telephone, used throughout the world.
Editor emeritus The Diocese Magazine, since 1937.