Admitted to Texas bar, 1849. Began practice law with his brother, Brenham. District attorney, 1852-1856.
Moved to Austin, Texas, 1852-1856. Practiced law with his brother-in-law, Marshall, Texas, 1858-1866. Served under Generals John Gregg, Pemberton, Johnson, Bragg, Hardee in Confederate Army, during Civil War.
Headed cotton export operations from San Antonio, 1865. Judge Texas Supreme Court, 1866-1868, 82-88. Member United States House of Representatives (Democrat) from Texas, 43d Congress, 1873-1875.
City attorney Galveston (Texas), 1875-1876.
Born October 11, 1829