Admitted to New York bar, 1786. Member of New York Assembly, 1794-1795. Assistant attorney general New York, 1796-1798.
Justice New York Supreme Court, 1798-1704. Codified (with James Kent) Laws of the State of New York, 2 vols., 1802. Founder (with Anthony Dey and Richard Varick) Jersey City, 1804.
Member of New York Committee of Correspondence of Federalist party, 1808, 12. Mayor New York City, 1810-1811, 15-18, commissioner to decide question of land for Brooklyn Navy Yard. Granted certificates of freedom to many Negroes.
Delegate from New York City to New York State Constitutional Convention, 1821. Trustee Columbia College, 1805-1817. Practiced law while not holding public office.
Born April 20, 1764