General Secretary of the Irish Home Mission Fund, 1908-1930, he was born on 23 February 1853 in Waterford, the son of a Methodist businessman. He used his financial and administrative skills to complete the transfer of responsibility for the Irish Missions from the British to the Irish Connexion. He was noted for his patience, kindness and courtesy. His most radical proposal, presented to the General Committee in 1915, was to appoint what amounted to a separated Chairman with stationing powers to the Clones District. This was considered uncharacteristically high-handed and was never implemented. He died in Dublin on 5 June 1943.