Party affiliation: Republican
Admitted to bar, 1884, and practiced at California, Missouri. Moved to Snohomish, Washington, 1889, to Republic, Washington, 1899. Grand secretary Grand Lodge I.O.O.F., Washington, 1901-1914.
Elected lieutenant governor of Washington, November 1912, reëlected, 1916, succeeded as governor upon decease of Governor Ernest Lister, June 14, 1919. Term expired, January 1921. Reëlected 1921-1925.
Born January 4, 1862