Party affiliation: Republican
With Babcock Fire Extinguisher Company, 1869-1870. Stockman and salesman, John V. Farwell & Company, 1870-1876. Salesman, C. M. Henderson & Company, boots and shoes, 1876-1901, Watson-Plummer Shoe Company, 1901-1907.
Has devoted entire time from 1907 to such work as that of the Chicago Law and Order League (president). Director Illinois Vigilance Association (president, 1910-1914), Hyde Park Protective Association (chairman finance committee or secretary), Illinois Anti-Saloon League, etc.