Immediately after graduating, he commenced the study of law, in the office of
Attorney-General J. H. Drummond, at Portland, Maine, where he remained one year. In
August, 1865, he went West, and taught school for four months near Rock Island,
Illinois. In the Spring of 1866, he started West on the Union Pacific Railroad, which was
then being built, and stopped at its terminus, which was at that time Columbus,
Nebraska. In August, 1866, he went to Moline, Illinois, and opened an office for the
practice of law, but after waiting a few months for business, decided to resume teaching,
and took charge of a school at Port Byron, nine miles above Moline, on the Mississippi
In March, 1867, he entered into a law partnership with C. G. Richardson, a
former classmate of his at Waterville College, at St. Louis, Missouri. He remained there
until September, 1867, when he accepted the position of Principal of the High School at
Waupun, Wisconsin, where he remained for two years. In the Fall of 1869, he took
charge of the High School at Lake Mills, Wisconsin, where he remained for one year,
when he received a flattering offer to go to Washington Territory. He accepted the offer,
and went to Whitman, Walla Walla County, and became Principal of Whitman Seminary.
He continued his position there until the Summer of 1871, when he returned East, and
became Principal of the High School at Black River Falls, Wisconsin, remaining there for
one year. In the Summer of 1872, he went on his wedding tour to Portland, Oregon, and
while there was elected Principal of the Portland High School, which position he
accepted, and held until the Summer of 1876. He then went to Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania, to attend the Centennial Exposition; and in the Fall of that year, he
entered the Philadelphia University, from which Medical College he graduated in March,
He then went to Anoka, Minnesota, and commenced the practice of medicine,
and has remained there up to the present date.
His frequent changes of location while teaching were made for two reasons,-- an
increase of salary in each instance, and a desire to see different parts of the great West.
He received the degree of Master of Arts in course.
In his religious views, he is a Unitarian. In politics, he is a Republican.
He was married July 1, 1872, to Miss Nanny Dean Nichols, of Berkeley,
Massachusetts. They have no children.
of the Class of '64 in Dartmouth College" complied by
John C. Webster, Shepard & Johnston, Printers, 1884,