Party affiliation: Republican Party
Moved to Oregon in 1901 and took up a homestead in the Coast Range Mountains near Falls City; school principal in Falls City, North Yamhill, Dayton, and Lakeview, Oreg., 1901-1907; entered the Forest Service as a ranger at Fremont National Forest in Oregon in 1907 and served in Minnesota and Montana until 1917; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-eighth and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1923-March 3, 1933); chairman, Committee on
Indian Affairs (Sixty-ninth through Seventy-first Congresses); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1932 to the Seventy-third Congress and for election in 1934 to the United States Senate; delegate to the Republican National
Convention in 1932; again became connected with the Forest Service at Milwaukee, Wis., in 1935; commander-in-chief of the United Spanish War Veterans 1936-1937; retired from the Forest Service in 1941 and moved to Newberg, Oreg., where he died October 19, 1966; interment in Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, Oreg.
Born June 16, 1879
Died October 19, 1966