H. H. Magie, a Chicago pioneer, 1859. President Chicago Law Institute, 1864. Circuit judge, 1870-1874.
Democratic candidate for United States senator, 1885. Defeated by John A. Logan by one vote. United States minister to Belgium, 1885-1888.
United States minister to Russia, 1888-1889. Appointed by President Harrison as Democratic member of the monetary commission held in Washington, January 1891. Life trustee Newberry Library.
President Illinois State History Library Board, 1892-1896. 2d vice president Chicago History Society Incorporator of National American Red Cross Vice-President Illinois branch. Officer of Legion of Honor, France.
Grand officer Belgian National Order of Leopold. Member S.A.R. Presented to city of Chicago bronze statue of La Salle, 1889, and bronze statue of Sioux warrior on horseback, 1894, entitled “A Signal of Peace,” both now in Lincoln Park. Home: Chicago, Ill.