Party affiliation: Republican
While taking college course taught district school part each college year. Kept up course at home. Read law at Mansfield, O.
Started practice at Shelby, 1878. President Citizens’ Bank and Shelby Electric Company. Stockholder Shelby Steel Tube Company.
President Shelby board of education, 16 yrs. Congressman, 14th Ohio district, 1901-1904.