Admitted to bar, Fort Scott, Kansas, 1880, and same year removed to Lincoln Company, New Mexico. Civil and mining engineer, 1881-1890. Manager Carrizozo Cattle Ranch Company, 1890-1912, El Capitan Live Stock Company, 1910-1912.
Appointed United States surveyor, 1891. Assessor Lincoln Company, 1885-1886. Member New Mexico legislature, 1891-1892.
Chairman Board Company Commissioners, Lincoln Company, 1895-1896. Member Cattle Sanitary Board New Mexico, 1906-1912. Chairman Democratic Territorial Committee, December 1911-October 1912.
Elected first state governor New Mexico, November 7, 1911, term expiring, January 1917. Home: Carrizozo, N.M.
Born July 25, 1858