U.S. Congressman. He graduated from Washington University, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1893 and commenced to practice law in St. Louis, Missouri. During the Spanish American War, he served as a Colonel on the staff of Governor Hadley of Missouri. In 1911, he was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-second Congress, serving until 1913, then reelected to the Sixty-fourth Congress and to the next eight succeeding Congresses, serving (1915-33). An unsuccessful candidate for reelection, he resumed the practice of law until his death at age 86.
Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith