Served as a co-employee justice from the U.S. Supreme Courtroom from 1910 to 1916. He graduated from Bethany University in 1877. He had written opinions coping with the first 1900s Leo Frank case when a Jewish-American manufacturer superintendent was convicted of murdering one of is own employees and was after that killed by way of a lynch mob. He was the boy of the minister. He was nominated towards the Supreme Courtroom by Chief executive William H. Taft.