Party affiliation: Republican
Teacher and principal schools until 1890. Superintendent schools, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1890-1898, Toledo, O., 1898-1905. President Toledo U., 1904.
President county and city bds. school examiners, 1888-1915. Real estate and insurance business.
Author of Chalmers Bill providing for construction of Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Deep Waterway. Republican. President Michigan City Superintendents’ Association, 1898-1899. President Northwestern Ohio Teachers’ Association, 1899-1900.
Vice president National Education Association, 1903-1904. Mason (32°), Moose. Clubs: Toledo Commerce, Inverness, Toledo Yacht, Hyannisport.