Admitted New York bar, 1861, Supreme Court of the United States, 1882. President First National Bank, Palmyra, since 1876. President Village of Palmyra, 1879-1883, and of its board of education, 1883-1889.
Republican candidate for treasurer of New York, 1883. Regent, since 1890, vice-chancellor, 1913-1915, chancellor, 1915-1921, chancellor emeritus, since 1921, University of the State of New York. Honorary chancellor Union U., 1893.
Procured appropriation and authority for university extension work by U. State of New York—first legislation on that subject in the United States Home: Palmyra, New York.
Born June 12, 1840