Admitted to bar, 1882, and entered practice at Tipton, Iowa. Member Iowa House of Representatives, 1886-1887. Presidential elector, 1888.
Prosecuting attorney, Cedar Company, 1888-1890. Member 53d to 60th Congresses (1893-1909), 5th Iowa District, retiring while chairman of Foreign Affairs Committee Lectures: Lincoln and the Great Commander. Thomas B. Reed; Alexander Hamilton.
The Making and Unmaking of the Constitution. And many others.