US Congressman. He was graduated from Emory and Henry College Virginia, in 1869 and went on to teach at the same college. He went on to study law, was admitted to the bar in 1873, commenced to practice in Wentworth, North Carolina and was treasurer of Rockingham County, (1874-84). In 1885, he was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-eighth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Alfred M. Scales, reelected to the Forty-ninth Congress and until 1886, when he resigned. He then moved to moved to Lewiston, Idaho, and engaged in the practice of law, was member of the Idaho State constitutional convention in 1889 and was president of the board of trustees of the Lewiston State Normal College from 1893 until his death at age 52.
Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith