U.S. Congressman. He attended Roanoke College, graduated from the Virginia Military Institute in 1882, from the law department of the University of Virginia in 1887, was admitted to the bar in 1887 and commenced to practice law in Danville, Virginia. He also became owner-editor of the Danville Register in 1899 and later purchased the Danville Bee. He was a member of the Virginia State House of Delegates (1889-92), served in the Virginia State Senate (1893-1901) and a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1920. In 1920, he was elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-sixth Congress, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of U.S. Representative Edward W. Saunders, reelected to the Sixty-seventh Congress and served until his death.
Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
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