Member city council, Chadron, Nebraska, 1884-1887, mayor, 1894-1895. Sheriff of Dawes Company, Nebraska, 3 terms, 1888-1894. Delegate Democratic National Convention, 1892.
Appointed secretary State Board Transportation. Nebraska, 1897; chairman Democratic State Connecticut, 1896-1900. Member Democratic National Committee, 1900-1908, and appointed on executive com.
6 times elected mayor of Omaha, present term, 1925-1928. United States marshal for Nebraska, 1920-1921. Home: Omaha, Neb.