Representative from Woodbury county. Born in Golden, Colorado, April 18, 1879. He came to Iowa and located at Cedar Rapids, November 30, 1903, where he joined the reportorial staff of the Cedar Rapids Evening Gazette, and three years later joined the Sioux City Journal. He has made Sioux City his home and served on both the Sioux City Journal and Sioux City Tribune as reporter and department editor. He founded and was editor for one year of the Saturday Mirror. He entered Iowa politics as secretary of the Woodbury County Republican Central Committee, 1912, and served four years. His grandfather, Seth Lake, was an early Iowa settler. He is a Mason, Elk and Yeoman. Elected representative in 1916, re-elected in 1918. A republican in politics.