Party affiliation: Democrat
1 daughter, Mary Caroline (Mistress P. H. Mell). Admitted to Georgia bar, 1882, and began practice at Lawrenceville. Solicitor general for Western Judicial Circuit, 1896-1904.
Member Georgia Senate, 1894-1895 (president pro tem.). Appointed judge Superior Court of Georgia, 1906, to fill unexpired term, and 3 times elected, serving until 1917 (resigned). Member 65th to 72d Congresses (1917-1933), 8th Georgia District.
Born April 20, 1861