Representative from Pottawattamie county, was born in 1868 in Illinois, emigrated to Iowa with parents when five years of age. A graduate of Highland Park College, and Drake University. He worked his way through college and the university by teaching school, and still holds an Iowa State Teachers' certificate. A practicing attorney, and a member of the county and state bar associations. He was married to Miss Ruth W. Miller of Harlan, Iowa, November 18, 1906. Has served on the Walnut Board of Education as its president and secretary. Mayor of Walnut for the fourth time. Is secretary of the Walnut branch of the Red Cross, and is secretary-treasurer of the Layton Council of Defense and War Service Council. Secretary of Odd Fellow and Masonic lodges and representative to I.O.O.F. Grand Lodge for six years. Elected representative in 1914. Re-elected in 1916 and in 1918. Republican in politics.