Third Alabama Volunteer Infantry lieutenant colonel, Spanish American War
Private practice, Montgomery, Alabama, 1894-1902
Judge advocate general, Office of the Governor, Alabama, 1900-1902
Private practice, New York City, 1902-1913, 1921-1929
Solicitor, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1913-1917
U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, 1917-1921
Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, March 1, 1929; no Senate vote
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