Admitted to Vermont bar, 1783. Served 4 terms in Vermont Legislature between 1785 and 1788-1791. Served in joint commission for adjusting boundary and title disputes with New York and Vermont, 1789.
Took part in Vermont Convention which ratified United States Constitution, 1791. Member United States House of Representatives (Republican) from Vermont, 2d, 7th congresses, October 17, 1791-1797, 1801-1803. Re-entered Vermont Legislature, 1797.
Chief justice of Vermont, 1797-1798. Member United States Senate from Vermont, 1803-October 1, 1807. Governor Vermont, 1807-1808.
Democratic presidential elector, 1808.
Born April 4, 1759