Served on 2 cruises, Asiatic duty, United States Navy, circa 1876. Crossed Siberia into Russia (with 2 other naval officers), reported on area to the United States government. Commissioned ensign upon return to the United States, assigned to Naval Library, 1877.
Naval attache to American legation, Korea, 1883-1885, in charge of legation, 1885-1887. Declined personal offer to become adviser to Korean king. Recalled to Washington, District of Columbia, commissioned Lieutenant (junior grade), 1884.
With American Trading Company, Yokahama, Japan, 1888-1890. Professor mathematice Doshisha College, Kyoto, Japan, 1890-1893.
Born October 30, 1856