Commissioned captain 1st troop Virginia Cavalry 1776. Commissioned colonel 1st Continental Dragoons, 1779. Delegate to Continental Congress from Virginia 1780-1783.
Member Virginia House of Delegates, 1786-1788. Unsuccessful candidate for government Virginia, 1786. Member Virginia Convention to ratify United States Constitution, 1788, voted against ratification.
Member United States House of Representatives from Virginia, 1st Congress, 1789-1790.