Member North Carolina Senate, 1801-1802.
Served as aide-de-camp to General Caswell, Continental Army, 1778. Member North Carolina House of Commons, 1779, 81-83, 85-87, 92. Speaker, 1787; member Continental Congress, 1782-1785.
Delegate Federal Constitutional Convention, 1787, voted for and signed United States Constitution. Member North Carolina Ratification Convention, 1788. Governor North Carolina, 1792-1795, proclaimed neutrality in French Revolutionary Wars, detained French privateers in Wilmington, North Carolina.
Presidential elector, 1793. Mem: United States House of Representatives (Republican) from North Carolina, 5th-6th congresses, December 10, 1798-1801. Member North Carolina Senate, 1801-1802.
Born March 25, 1758