Entered C.S.A., 1861. Became colonel 20th Arkansas Infantry, December, 1862. Was commanding a brigade of infantry at close of war.
Admitted to bar, 1865. Elected prosecuting attorney, 1874. Presidential elector, 1876, 1880.
Elected attorney general, Arkansas, 1884, 1886. Member legislature, 1891, 1915. Governor of Arkansas, 2 terms, 1897-1901.
Resumed practice on expiration of 2d term. Home: Little Rock, Ark.