Party affiliation: Republican
Appointed United States deputy surveyor for Idaho, 1899, for New Mexico, 1900-1906. Formulating extensive irrigation projects in Rio San Juan, New Mexico, since 1901. Made original draft of irrigation laws for State of New Mexico, 1903-1905.
Construction engineering for New Mexico in suit against Texas over boundary along Rio Grande, 1913-1916, 1921, 25. Admitted to practice law, New Mexico, 1916, District of Columbia, and Supreme Court of the United States, 1921.