Party affiliation: Republican
Admitted to bar, 1867. Practiced in Tuscola Company, Michigan, 1867-1876. Prosecuting attorney, 1868-1872.
Member Michigan House of Representatives, 1873-1876 (speaker 1875). Secretary of Arizona Ty., 1876, governor, 1877. Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Washington Ty., 1879-1887.
President Washington Constitutional Convention, 1889. Justice Supreme Court of the Washington State, 1889-1897. Referee in bankruptcy, 1898-1914.