Admitted to Bar of Texas at age of 21. Moved to Clovis, N. Mexico, and engaged in practice of law, 1915. Elected District Judge, 5 Judicial District, N. Mexico, 30 years of age, 1918.
Elected Association Justice, Supreme Court, N. Mexico, 1922. Elected to the United States Senate, 1924, 36 years of age, youngest member of Senate at time of taking oath of office. Delegate from N. Mexico, Democratic National.
Convention, St. Louis, Missouri, 1916, Houston, 1928. Delegate, General Conference of Methodist Episcopal Church Southern, Hot Springs, Arkansas, 1922.