US Congressman. During the Spanish-American War, he served in the US Army and after the war, he graduated from Stanford University in 1901. Moving to Los Angles, he attended the law department of the University of Southern California and was admitted to the bar. He was a deputy sheriff of Los Angeles County (1907-11), law clerk of the California Supreme Court (1911-21) and served as Sheriff of Los Angeles County (1921-32). In 1933, he was elected as a Republican to the Seventy-third Congress, serving until 1935. An unsuccessful candidate for reelection, he commenced to practice law in Los Angeles, until his death at age 54 from a liver disorder.
Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith