Admitted to Vermont bar, 1784. Founded Town of Wiliamstown (Vermont), 1784. Bought large farm and established grist mill and saw mill at nearby Northfield, Vermont.
Secretary Vermont Constitutional Convention 1786. Member Vermont House of Representatives, 1787-1790. The American Association For Justice Vermont Supreme Court, 1791-1795.
Member United States Senate from Vermont, 1795-1801. United States district judge for Vermont, 1801-1842. Co-founder, president Bank of Montpelier (Vermont), 1825-1842.
Postmaster, Williamstown, 1815-1842. Developed large flock of sheep, built woolen mill, Northfield, 1812. Trustee U. Vermont, Middleburg College, Dartmouth.
Born January 21, 1757