Party affiliation: Democrat
Merchant, foreign business, 1855-1895. A pioneer in organizing and developing the export business of the United States. At time of retirement, 1895, had active business relations with every country in the world.
President Manufacturers Trust Company, Brooklyn, 1896-1903. Chairman advisory board Title Guaranty & Trust Company, since 1903. President S. Brooklyn Savings Institution, since 1904.
Appointed government director Union Pacific Railroad with special commission to collect the debt of over $124,000,000, which was collected under his direction. Candidate for 51st Congress, 1888. Member 52d and 53d Congresses, 1891-1895.
Born December 24, 1832