Practiced law at Elyria, Ohio. Many years interested in iron and chemical manufacturing Prosecuting attorney Lorain Company, O., 1885-1888. Democratic presidential elector, 1892.
Democratic nominee for Congress, 1900. Member 61st to 63d Congresses (1909-1915), 14th Ohio District (resigned July 23, 1914). Ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary to France, December 2, 1914-April 14, 1919 (1st American ambassador to become dean of the diplomatic corps at Paris).
Elected foundation member Societe Astronomique de France, of which science has been a life-long student. Grand Cross of the Legion of Honor of France. Home: Elyria, O.
Born March 14, 1859