Party affiliation: Republican
Entered service of Hartford Woven Wire Company, 1879, and on death of father succeeded him as president. Also president Hartford Woven Wire Mattress Company. Director various companies.
Alderman, Hartford, 1897. Member Connecticut House of Representatives, 1899-1901, Senate, 1901-1903. Lieutenant governor, 1903-1905.
Governor of Connecticut, 1905-1907.