1853 - 1931

City Engineer, Dallas, 1872-1873; admitted to Dallas bar, 1874; moved to Brownwood, Texas, 1879 and became member of law firm of Scott and Jenkins;  member of Thirty-first, Thirty-second and Forty-first Legislatures; member of platform committee of  State Democratic Conventions of  1896 and 1898, and of National Democratic Convention of 1896; in March, 1910, appointed by Gov. Campbell to Court of Civil Appeals, Third District, where he served continuously until September, 1923; appointed chairman of committee which codified and edited the Revised Statues of the State of Texas, 1925; returned to Brownwood in 1926 until forced to retire account of ill health was associated with his son-in-law, E. J. Miller, in the practice of law. 

He was a charter member and faithful worker in the First Christian Church, Brownwood.  This picture was presented to the Brown County Bar Association by his daughters and their families. It currently hangs on the wall in the Justice of the Peace office on the second floor of the Brown County Courthouse in Brownwood, Texas.