Southern University, Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts, Doctor of Laws City Attorney, Durant, Oklahoma, 1899. Member, Indian Territory Democrat Central Committee, 1902. Member, National. Democrat Committee from Indian Territory, 1904.
Member, Oklahoma Constitutional Convention, 1906. Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Oklahoma, 1907, Member, 1914. Governor. of Oklahoma, 1915-1919.
United States District Judge, Eastern District of Oklahoma, since 1919.
Admitted to bar, 1891, and began practice Troy, Alabama. Went to Atoka, Indian Territory, 1896, and 6 months later to Durant. City attorney, Durant, 1899.
Member Indiana Ty. Democratic Committee, 1902-1904. Democratic National Committee, 1904-1908. Member Oklahoma Constitutional Convention, 1906-1907.
Chief justice Supreme Court of the Oklahoma, 1907-1908. Reëlected for term 1909-1915. Resigned March 10, 1914.
Governor of Oklahoma, term 1915-1919. United States judge, Eastern District of Oklahoma, February 19, 1919-1937. Became United States Circuit Judge Tenth Circuit, April 26, 1937.
Retired March 31, 1939, but continued to serve.
Methodist Episcopal Church, South.
All human life is created by God and therefore is significant and valuable. When governments implement the capital punishment, then the life of the convicted is devalued and all possibilities of change education.
Member Oklahoma State History Society (president), American Bar Association, Alpha Tau Omega (Alabama Beta Beta Chapter). Mason (32°).