Party affiliation: Republican
Prepared at Hopkins Grammar School, New Haven, Connecticut, to enter Yale, but entered Union Army, 1864. (honorary Master of Arts, Yale, 1898). Captain aide-de-camp vols., January 24, 1865.
Bvtd. major vols., April 1, 1865, “for gallant and meritorious services at battle of Five Forks, Virginia”. Honorary mustered out, June 26, 1865.
William R. Travers, of New York, September 14, 1876. Supervisor town of Geneseo, New York, 1875-1877. Member of New York Assembly, 1878-1879.
Comptroller of New York, 1880-1881. Member 47th and 48th Congresses (1881-1885), and 52d to 59th Congresses (1891-1907). Second vice president board of managers National Home for Disabled Vol.