Admitted to Amherst (N.H.) bar, 1786. Member N.H. House of Representatives, 1788-1791. Member United States House of Representatives from N.H., 2d-4th congresses, 1791-1797.
Member N.H. Constitutional Convention, 1791-1792. United States district attorney for N.H. district, 1797-1800. Judge probate Rockingham County (N.H.), 1800-1802.
Circuit judge of the United States, 1801-1802. Chief justice N.H. Supreme Court, 1802-1809, 13-16. Presidential elector, 1808.
Governor N.H. Federalist, 1809, 10. Associate counsel (with Daniel Webster and Jeremiah.
Born November 29, 1759