Became shorthand reporter and lawyer. Quartermaster United States vols., and later commissioned colonel 1st Nevada infantry vols. Member and president pro tem.
Nevada senate; congressman-at-large from California, 1883-1885. Edited several daily papers, including the Sacramento Sentinel, San Francisco Mirror, and Gold Hill (Nevada) News. Managing editor San Francisco Herald.
Lecturer on Scenes and Incidents in Foreign Lands, Cremation.