U.S. Congressman, U.S. Senator. He studied law, was admitted to the bar and commenced to practice law in Boonville, Indiana, in 1885. He was prosecuting attorney for the second judicial circuit of Indiana, (1886-90). In 1895, he was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth Congress and to the next five succeeding Congresses, serving until his resignation in 1905. He was then elected as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Charles W. Fairbanks, serving (1905-09). An unsuccessful candidate for reelection, he resumed the practice of law until his death.
Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Ann Elizabeth Alexander Hemenway