Party affiliation: Republican
Identified with coal mining business since age of 16. President Moshannon Coal Mining Company, Philipsburg & Susquehanna Railroad Company. Director Moshannion National Bank (Philipsburg, Pennsylvania), Centre & Clearfield St. Railroad Company, Penn Public Service Company, Brown, Baird & Company (Osceola Mills, Pennsylvania), etc.
Member 64th and 65th Congresses (1915-1919), 21st Pennsylvania District.