Representative from Benton county, was born in Benton county, Iowa, November 16, 1860. Educated in common schools. He married Nora I. Pitts, November 2, 1882, and has five children, Leslie, Lawrence, Nancy, Glen and Wilhelmina. Has taken an active part in county and community affairs for many years. Was member of board of directors of Benton county, chairman of the farm bureau most of the time since organized and for two years has served as vice president. Has been one of the leading members of the Prairie Creek Church of Christ for a good many years and is at present chairman of the board. A republican.
source: Iowa Official Register 1927-1928; Biographies of State Representatives; pg. 250