Member Virginia House of Burgesses, 1756-1777. Opposed Patrick Henry’s Stamp Act Resolves, 1765. Treasurer Virginia, 1766-1777.
Gradually came to favor American cause in pre-Revolutionary struggle. Member Committee of Correspondence, 1773. Opposed assertion in Declaration of Independence that all men are by nature equally free and independent, but was often placed on coms. to execute resolves of patriots.
Member Virginia House of Delegates, 1777-1779. Judge Virginia High Court Chancery, 1779.
Born January 28, 1728