Party affiliation: Democrat
Member City Council, New Bedford, 1884-1887, alderman, 1887-1888, postmaster, 1894-1896. Mayor of New Bedford. 1891-1894, and almost continuously from 1897-1923, then 1927-1932, 1935-1937.
On school committee, New Bedford, 1923-1926. Partner Charles S. Ashley & Sons Company, insurance. Vice president Safe Deposit National Bank.
Born September 5, 1858