Elected Clerk Company Court McDowell Company W. Virginia. 1896; reelected 1902. Re-elected 1908;. Appointed Clerk United States District Court Southern District W. Virginia.
1901. resigned 1902; resigned Clerk Company Court to accept appointment Secy, to Governor Henry D. Hatfield. 1913; resigned 1913; appointed Secretary Publie Service Commission. Resigned 1925; reappointed Secretary Public • Service Committee since 1929.
Secretary MacDowell Company Republican Committee 1894-1912. Secretary Republic State Committee 1912-1916.