Admitted to bar, 1889 and practiced at LaPorte City and Vinton. Served as city attorney, later mayor of LaPorte City. Elected state’s attorney, 1891, and re-elected, 1893.
United States district attorney by appointment President Cleveland, 1894-1899. (successfully prosecuted the noted Van Luven conspiracy pension fraud cases). Moved to Texas, 1907.
President Texas State Bank & Trust Company, Cleburne. Commissioner Indian Affairs, by appointment of President Wilson, 1913-1921. First state chairman organization promoting Texas Centennial Exposition, 1924-1925.
Chairman program committee and toastmaster on The All Texas Special Good Will Tour,” 1927.
Born October 6, 1859