Member United States House of Representatives from New Jersey, 1st-3d congresses, 1789-1795.
At law, 1760; sergeant at law, 1770. Trustee College of New Jersey (now Princeton), 1772-1821. Member New Jersey Committee of Safety, 1775.
Commissary general of prisoners Continental Army, 1776-1779. Member New Jersey Provincial Congress. Delegate from New Jersey to Continental Congress, 1777-1784, president, 1782-1783, signed peace treaty with Great Britain, alliance treaty with France, secretary foreign affairs committee, 1783-1784.
Director United States Mint, 1795-1805. Member New Jersey Convention which ratified United States Constitution. Member United States House of Representatives from New Jersey, 1st-3d congresses, 1789-1795.
1st president American Bible Association, 1816-1821.