Party affiliation: Republican
Admitted to bar, 1886. Practiced at Chicago, 1890-1904. Member Illinois House of Representatives, 1892.
Attorney for Sanitary District, Chicago, 1895-1896. State’s attorney Cook Company, Illinois, 1896-1904. Governor of Illinois, 1905-1909, 1909-1913.
Resumed practice of law at Chicago. Appointed United States Senator, February 25, 1925, to serve unexpired term of Honorary Medill McCormick, deceased, and elected to same office for term, 1925-1931. Resumed practice of law at Chicago.
Born March 4, 1863