Party affiliation: Republican Party
Practiced at Eckman, W.Va.;
commr. health Mingo County, 1895-1900;
surgeon Norfolk & Western Ry., 1895, 1913, and cons. surgeon same, 1917-29;
surgeon in chief W.Va. State Hosp. No. 1, Welch, W.Va., 1899-1913;
vis. surgeon Huntington (W.Va.) Meml. Hosp. Mem. County Ct. McDowell County, 1906-12;
mem. State Senate, 1908-11 (pres. Senate 1911);
gov. W.Va., 1913-17;
mem. U.S. Senate, term 1929-35.
Served as maj. M.C., U.S. Army, May 1917-19;
chief surg. service Base Hosp. No. 36; now lt. col. Res. Was sec. Rep. Central Com. McDowell County, W.Va., 8 yrs., chmn. Rep. Central Com. Cabell County 4 yrs. and mem. Rep. State Central Com., 1920-24;
del. to Rep. Nat Conv., 1916, 32.
Fellow A.C.S., So. Med. Assn.;
mem Am., W.Va. Cabell County med. socs., So. States Assn., Ry Surgeons, Assn. Mil. Surgeons U.S., Res. Officers’ Assn. U.S., Internat. Coll. Surgeons, Am. Legion, others;
hon. mem. McDowell County Med. Soc.