Born February 22, 1846 in Christiansburg, Virginia
Died December 22, 1912 in Bristol, Virginia
Appointed by Governor James Hoge Tyler on October 1, 1900 to fill the vacancy created by the death of John William Riely, and began his service on November 13, 1900. Service terminated by the election of Stafford Gorman Whittle.
Attended Washington College, 1861-1862
Studied law with Judge Waller R. Staples in Christiansburg, 1865
Private practice of law in Christiansburg, 1869-1906, and Bristol, 1906-1912
Commonwealth’s attorney, Montgomery County, 1869-1876, circa
Virginia state senator, 1877-1879, 1904-1906
Chief counsel, Virginia Iron, Coal, and Coke Company, 1901, circa
General counsel, Virginia and Southwestern Railway Company
Local counsel, Norfolk & Western Railway Company
Counsel and vice-president, Carolina, Clinchfield & Ohio Railway
Civil War (Confederate)
Appointed, 98 Va., iii; replaced by Judge Whittle, 99 Va.,iii; birth, education, and career, transcript of portrait presentation on November 18, 1932, published in 164 Va., v-ix; and memorial, Report of the Twenty-Fifth Annual Meeting of the Virginia State Bar Association, (July 1913), 182-186; attended Washington and Lee, Washington and Lee University Catalogues, Catalogue of the Officers and Alumni of Washington and Lee University, 1749-1888, Washington and Lee Special Collections; portrait painted from a photograph, Ray O. Hummel, Jr., and Katherine M. Smith, Portraits and Statuary of Virginians Owned by the Virginia State Library, the Medical College of Virginia, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and Other State Agencies (Richmond, Va.: The Virginia State Library, 1977), 92; Proceedings of the Fortieth Annual Meeting of the Virginia State Bar Association, August 1929, 206-210; and Proceedings…August 1933, 128.