Party affiliation: Republican
Bar, 1879, and began practice at Knightstown. Prosecuting attorney 18th Judicial District of Indiana, 1884-1888. Member Indiana Senate, 1892-1902.
Member firm Newby & Newby. President Citizens National Bank, Knightstown Gas Company. Resigned various other corporation offices upon election, 1922, as Grand Master Grand Encampment K.T. of the United States and outlying possessions, also Cuba and Mexico.
Author: Constitution and Statutes of the Grand Encampment, Knights Templar, 1910. Laws of the Grand Commandery Knights Templar of Indiana, 1911, 23. Codification of the Constitution of the Laws of the Grand Encampment K.T. and Digest of Decisions of Grand Emcampment K.T. of the United States, 1923.
Sidelights on Templar Law, 1923.