Admitted to bar, 1849. Began practice at St. Joseph, Missouri. Removed to Texas; judge District Court, 1857-1862.
Colonel of cavalry, C.S.A. Member Texas House of Representatives, 4 years, Senate, 10 years. United States minister to Turkey, 1893-1897.
Portrait hung in Texas House of Representatives, 1903, in recognition of prominence as legislator. Home: Austin, Tex.