Party affiliation: Democrat
; children—Edwin John, Mary Louise (Mistress Walter Barry Decker). Married second, Florence Brown, June 19, 1924. Children—Frank Robert, Patricia Ann, James Fred.
Assistant cashier Citizens Saving Bank, Paducah, 1896-1900. General manager Paducah Evening Sun, 1900-1911, president, 1911-1929, merged with News Democrat, 1929, president, editor-public since 1929. Director Paducah Newspaper Inc. since 1929.
Director Southern Textile Machinery Company. Chairman of the Board Paducah Waterworks Commission, Paducah Golf Commission Treasurer Paducah, 1911 (6 months).
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Born July 10, 1877