- Born in Broad Run, Virginia, on February 2, 1883, he attended public schools and graduated from Bethel Military Academy, Warrenton, Virginia, in 1901. He took his LLB at the law department of the University of Virginia at Charlottesville in 1903, was admitted to the bar in 1904 and practiced in Alexandria, Virginia.
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 8th congressional district
1931–1967 (1933–1935 at-large)
Born February 2, 1883