Student, University Colorado, 1915-1916.
With, Colorado & Southern Railway Company, 1916-1917; with, Continental Oil Corporation, 1917-1920; with, Colorado Supply Company, 1920-1926; police magistrate, Trinidad, 1925-1927; assistant district attorney, 3d Judicial District Colorado, 1929-1933; county judge, Las Animas Company, 1933-1941; member 77th-80th, 82d to 88th United States Congress, from, 3d Colorado District. Chairman Republican State Century, Central Committee of Colorado, 1937-1940.
Represented in Baptist churches are equally diverse worship styles, cultural mores and approaches to Scriptural interpretation. The resulting challenges and opportunities have made the believers stronger —through fellowship, respect, mutual support and dialog, all based on a belief that unity in Christ involves growth and understanding.
Trustee Colorado Woman's College. Member Masons, Eagles, Elks, Trinidad Rotary.
Married Ruth Ollevia Crews, December 25, 1919. Children: William Beaseman, Wanda Elizabeth, John Edgar, James Richard, Ruth Anne.