Taught school in Iowa, Nebraska and West Virginia. Company superintendent free schools Monongalia Company, 1887-1890. Member Republican State Central Committee, 1900-1908 (chairman and secretary at various times).
United States collector internal revenue for District of West Virginia, 1905-1908, resigned. Governor of West Virginia, 1909-1913.
The Covenant is not a contract in which God and human beings agree to provide particular goods and services for each other. It is not something that people have to do to create a relationship with God. God has already made it possible.