Elected to Virginia House of Burgesses, 1780, not allowed to take seat because of age. Admitted to Virginia bar, 1785. Attorney general Kentucky.
1795-1797; member lower house Kentucky Legislature from Fayette County, 1797-1801, speaker, 1799-1801. Member United States Senate (Democrat) from Kentucky, 1801-1805. Attorney general United States, 1805-1806.
Born December 2, 1760
Died December 14, 1806