US Congressman. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War. Elected to represent Maine's 2nd District in the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1908 to 1911. He was defeated in 1910. Also served as a Member of the Maine State House of Representatives in 1874, Member of the Maine State Senate from 1875 to 1876, and Member of Maine Governor's Council from 1883 to 1884.