Admitted to bar, 1870, and began practice at Belvidere, Illinois. City attorney, 4 years. State’s attorney, Boone Company, 4 years.
Member House of Representatives, 3 terms, and Senate, 2 terms, 1879-1893. Judge Circuit Court, 17th Judicial Circuit, 1897-1903. Member 58th to 62d Congresses (1903-1913) and 64th to 66th Congresses (1915-1921), 68th and 69th Congresses (1923-1927), 12th Illinois District.
Chairman Committee on Invalid Pensions, 66th and 67th Congresses. Vice president. Peoples Bank of Belvidere. Raised a regiment, Spanish-American War and commissioned colonel, 1898.
Home: Belvidere, Ill.