Knight Templar; Mason, 32°. Independent Order of Odd Fellows Clubs: Kiwanis, Country.
1872, Turtle Creek, Pennsylvania Elected States Attorney, Bottineau Company, North Dakota, 1900-1902. Appointed Judge District Court, 1907, elected 1908-1924. Appointed Judge Supreme Court, since 1926.
Elected 1928; member, Permanent Judicial communications of the General Assembly of Presbyterian Church, 1924-1926.