He came to West Medford in 1872, and for thirty years was very active in local matters and town affairs.
He was deeply interested in the organization and support of the West Medford Congregational Church and society, and for more than fifteen years was the treasurer of the latter.
He was a charter member of the Village Improvement Society of West Medford, an organization that did much to promote the development of that part of the town.
He was a selectman of the town of Medford in 1878, 1879, and 1880, and was chairman of the trustees of Oak Grove Cemetery for several years, and did very important work in laying out the grounds and in beautifying that city of the dead.
He was one of the sinking fund commissioners and one of the investment committee of the Medford Savings Bank.
He was for several years a member of the park commission of Medford, and chairman of the board at the time of his death.
He was a strong and influential advocate of the Mystic Valley Parkway.