Party affiliation: Republican
2d, Mistress Ida J. Scott, June 16, 1885. Practiced law and did newspaper work at Hamburg, Iowa. 2 years city atty, and 1 term mayor there.
Removed to Oregon, 1883. Superintendent schools, Morrow Company, 1884-1885. District attorney 7th Judicial District, 3 terms, 1885-1890.
Member 53d to 55th Congresses (1893-1899). Judge 6th Judicial District, 1900-1906. Member 60th and 61st Congresses (1907-1911), 2d Oregon District.