U.S. Congressman. He graduated Fairmount College in 1906 and engaged in the theatrical business, (1912-17). During World War I, he served as a noncommissioned officer in the United States Marine Corps, (1917-19). After the war, he was manager of the Houston-Doughty Lumber Company, served as president of the Kansas Lumbermen's Association and was a member of the board of directors of the Kansas State Chamber of Commerce. He also was Mayor of Newton, Kansas, (1927-31) and secretary of the Democratic State central committee, (1934-35). In 1935, he was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fourth Congress and to the next three succeeding Congresses, serving until 1943. An unsuccessful candidate for reelection, he was appointed a member of the National Labor Relations Board, serving (1943-53). Moving to California, he lived in retirement until his death from a heart attack.
Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith