born in: Superior Township, Williams County, Ohio, on Saturday, September 13, 1862;
education: attended country school near Montpelier, Ohio, until 12 years old (1874);
private school at Pioneer, Ohio, 1 term;
public school of Montpelier, Ohio until 17 (1879);
After graduation from Hillsdale College, 1885, traveled for educational dept. of Harper & Bros., New York City, and for Ginn & Co., Boston, and then farmed for 2 years in Ohio before entering law school,
Admitted to Illinois Bar, 1891.
and since then continuously engaged in practice of law in Chicago;
was special council for Committee of Ways and Means of the World's Columbian Exposition, 1892-3,
and attorney for the Exposition Corporation, 1893;
now secretary, treasurer, and counsel for Rio Colorado Land and Irrigation;
Trustee of Hillsdale College.
Office: 160 Washington Street
Source: Book of Chicagoans, 1905.