A PM local preacher born in Leeds in 1871, where he was a member at Cardigan Road church. He served on the Methodist Union Committee and was Vice-President of the PM Conference in 1928 and of the Methodist Conference in 1940. He was a director of the Methodist Insurance Company, a governor of Ashville College and treasuer and chaiman the Harrogate branch of the National Children's Home. In politics he was a Liberal who, after establishing a short-lived party, became a Conservative. His friend Sidney Walton described him as 'granite on fire' and of 'adamantine integrity'. He died at Bradford on 18 September 1951.