Served on the Iowa Supreme Court from January 1, 1935, until December 31, 1940. For one year he was Chief Justice.
Born in Keokuk County, Iowa, May 1, 1877. He was graduated from the Law Department of Drake University in 1900 and entered the practice of law at Sigourney. He served as County Attorney from 1902 to 1904. He accepted no other public office until coming on the Supreme Bench.
After his retirement from the court he returned to his private practice at Sigourney, where he died December 15, 1949.