Admitted to Connecticut bar, 1773. Lieutenant company New Haven (Connecticut) Volunteers, 1776. Captain Government's Foot Guards when New Haven attacked by British under Tryon, 1779.
Member Connecticut House of Representatives, 1778-1785. Member United States House of Representatives from Connecticut, 2d-4th congresses, 1791-1796. Member United States Senate from Connecticut, December 6, 1796-June 10, 1810, president pro tem, 1801-1810.
Commissioner Connecticut school funds, 1810-1825. Treasurer Yale College, 1782-1832.
Born October 21, 1754
Died December 29, 1832