C. Mayor, Oxford, North Carolina, 1897-1888. Chairman, Democrat Executive Committee, Granville Company, North Carolina, 1897. Durham Company, North Carolina, 1903.
Prof, of law, University of North Carolina, 1898-1910. Elected to State Legislature, North Carolina, 1905-1907. Reporter of Supreme Court, 1905.
Judge, Superior Court, North Carolina, 1907-1911. Prof, of Law, Trinity College, 1911-1912. Special Assistant, to Attorney General of the United States in charge of oil litigation in California, 1917-1918.
In charge of Camp Brogg Condemnation proceedings, 1919-1920. Trustee, University of North Carolina, since 1930. Chairman, State Board of Elections, North Carolina, since 1929.