Party affiliation: Republican
Engaged in banks and business, Wisconsin, 1873-1880. Moved to North Dakota, 1881, and located at Hillsboro. Organized Traill Company Bank, 1881, which became First National Bank of Hillsboro, 1885, of which is vice president.
General manager Sarles Real Estate Agency, Hillsboro. Vice president First National Bank of Northwood, North Dakota Was mayor of Hillsboro 2 years. Member board of trustees Mayville (North Dakota) Normal School, 6 years.
Member Hillsboro High School Board 15 years. Governor of North Dakota, 1905-1907.
Born January 15, 1859