Admitted to bar, 1872. Established Cuero Star, 1873. Company attorney, 1876-1880.
Member Texas Senate, 1882-1884. United State Attorneys for Western District of Texas, 1885-1889. Elected, April, 1896, to fill vacancy in 54th Congress caused by death of his law-partner, William H. Crain.
Reëlected 55th to 57th Congresses (1897-1903), 11th Texas District. Democrat; official reporter, Court of Criminal Appeals, Texas, February 24, since 1905. Home: Austin, Tex.