Educated private schools and Vanderbilt University. (Doctor of Divinity, Central College, Fayette, Missouri).
Editor public Saint Louis Christian Advocate. President board of curators of Central College for Women.
Served under General John South. Marmaduke, C.S.A., and surrendered his division flag at close of Civil War. Member 2d Ecumenical Methodist Conference, Washington, 1891, 3d, London, 1901, and 4 General Conferences of the church Founder of Order of New Century Knighthood (boys). President board of curators of Central College for Women.