Elected, Representative from Polk Company, Missouri to the Missouri Leg., 193 4. Re-elected, 1916. and 1918. Served in the 48. 49. and 50 General Assemblies, 1915, 1917.
1919. Appointed, Secretary. Missouri Highway Commission. 1919-1921. Elected. Secy, of State of Missouri.
1920 by the largest majority ever given a Secy, of State in Missouri. Re-elected, leading all Republic candidates on the State ticket in 1924. Again re-elected, 1928, leading the entire Republic State ticket.
A contributor of short stories to magazines for many years.