Judge, U. S. Court of Appeals for District of Columbia Circuit. Nominated by Grover Cleveland on April 14, 1893, to a new seat authorized by 27 Stat. 434; Confirmed by the Senate on April 15, 1893, and received commission on April 15, 1893. Service terminated on January 19, 1905, due to appointment to another judicial position.
Chief Justice, U. S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Nominated by Theodore Roosevelt on December 16, 1904, to a seat vacated by Richard H. Alvey; Confirmed by the Senate on January 5, 1905, and received commission on January 5, 1905. Service terminated on September 30, 1917, due to retirement.
Washington College (now Washington and Lee University), B.L., 1868
Army of the Confederacy Private, 1864-1865
Private practice, Brenham, Texas, 1868- 1874
Member, Texas State Senate, 1874-1875
Private practice, Galveston, Texas, -1886
Private practice, Dallas, Texas, 1886-1893
Lecturer in law, Georgetown University, 1895-1910