Party affiliation: Republican
Admitted to bar, 1875, and began practice at Detroit. Senior member Corliss, Leete & Joslyn. President Michigan Lubricator Company, Shipman Coal Company, of Pennsylvania City attorney, Detroit, 1882-1886.
Prepared 1st complete charter for Detroit which was passed by legislature, 1884, and remains in force. Member 54th to 57th Congresses (1895-1903), 1st Michigan District.
Born June 7, 1851