Chief Justice, U. S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Nominated by Woodrow Wilson on June 29, 1917, to a seat vacated by Seth Shepard; Confirmed by the Senate on July 12, 1917, and received commission on July 12, 1917. Service terminated on April 14, 1924, due to death.
Private practice, Omaha, Nebraska, 1885-1913
Member, Nebraska House of Representatives, 1887
Member, Omaha School Board, 1889-1894
Chairman, Nebraska State Democratic Committee, 1894-1896
Attorney general of Nebraska, 1897-1900
Associate dean and professor, Creighton University College of Law, 1905-1910
Special assistant to the U.S. attorney general, 1913-1917