Party affiliation: Republican
Admitted to Wisconsin bar, 1885, began practice at Richland Center. District attorney Richland County, 1886-1888. County judge Richland County, 1898-1902, 37-—.
1st assistant attorney general Wisconsin, 1902-1904, attorney general, 1910-1912. Judge Circuit Court, 5th Wisconsin Circuit, 1920-1922. United States district attorney Eastern District Wisconsin, 1924-1932.
Resumed practice of law. Mayor of Richland Center.