Party affiliation: Democrat
Removed to Crawford Company, Illinois, 1849. Educated in common schools of Illinois. Widower. Sheriff Jersey Company, 1864-1868.
Company clerk, 1869-1877. Admitted to bar, 1868. Began practice, 1875.
Mayor of city of Jerseyville 2 terms. Moved to Calhoun Company, 1884. State’s attorney, 1888-1894.
Was in newspaper work 5 years. Congressman 16th Illinois District, 1901-1903.