Served as a co-employee justice from the U.S. Supreme Courtroom from 1909 to 1914. He graduated from Cumberland College of Rules in 1867, that was originally section of Cumberland College or university and finally became section of Samford College or university. He was among the oldest justices appointed towards the Courtroom, being 65 years of age at that time. He was the boy of your physician who afterwards became a clergyman. He was nominated towards the Supreme Courtroom by his friend, Leader William Howard Taft.