Private practice, Carrollton, Georgia, 1876-1917, 1928-1929
Judge, Carrollton [Georgia] City Court, 1885-1889
City attorney, Carrollton, Georgia
U.S. representative from Georgia, 1897-1917
Member, Board of General Appraisers
Nominated by Woodrow Wilson on September 20, 1917, to a seat vacated by Henderson M. Somerville. Confirmed by the Senate on September 20, 1917, and received commission on September 24, 1917. Service terminated on May 28, 1926, due to reassignment.