Party affiliation: Democrat
Entered manufacturing at Boston, 1882. Became president B. F. Sturtevant Company. Officer in other corporations Prominent from 1902 in advocacy of tariff revisions and reciprocity.
Elected to 61st Congress, March 22, 1910, for unexpired term (1910-1911) of William C. Lovering, deceased. Governor of Massachusetts terms 1910-1911, 1911-1912, 1912-1913. Defeated for reëlection, 1913.