Officer who rose from Ranger to Adjutant General. Ranching, law enforcement were his life's work. Six feet, four inches tall, he was expert shot and horseman.
Scout for U. S. Army in 1914-1917 border troubles; served in two World Wars; a Colonel in World War II. Adjutant General of Texas, 1931-1933, he enforced the law, achieved order, invoked equal justice for all.
Married Zora Eckhardt; had two daughters, Inez and Sara Ross.