Admitted to bar, circa 1847, practiced in Chester, N.H., Somersworth, N.H. until 1854. Settled in Exeter, N.H., 1854, practiced law, 1854-1868. Solicitor Rockingham County (N.H.), 1856-1866.
Member N.H. Legislature, 1858-1860, 72-73, speaker, 1860. Member N.H. Senate, 1863-1864. Member United States Senate (filled vacancy) from N.H., 1879-1880.
Republican governor N.H., 1881-1883. President N.H. Constitutional Convention, 1889. Prominent member N.H. History Society Author: John Wheelwright, 1876.
History of the Town of Exeter, New Hampshire, 1888. The Bench and Bar of New Hampshire, 1894.
Born November 18, 1823