February 29, 1864 - February 4, 1940

Summerset, Iowa

US Congressman. He was admitted to the bar in 1888 and commenced law practice in Des Moines, Iowa. From 1894 to 1898, he served as member of the State House of Representatives and in the State Senate, 1902 to 1912. In 1915, he was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fourth Congress and to the nine succeeding Congresses, serving until 1935, and again from 1937 until his death