Bar, 1847, Suffolk County (Massachusetts) bar, 1848. Practiced law, Taunton, Massachusetts, 1848-1898. Judge of probate and insolvency Bristol County (Massachusetts), 1858-1883.
1st mayor of Taunton, 1865-1868. Lecturer Dane School Law, Harvard, 1870-1872. Dean Boston University Law School, 1876-1898.
Chairman of the Board commissioner for the Promotion of Uniformity of Legislation in the United States, 1891. Chairman of Commission to revise statutes of Massachusetts, 1896. Author: Selection of Leading Cases in Criminal Law, 1856.
Massachusetts Digest 1804-1857, 1862, Massachusetts Digest 1857-1869, 1872, Massachusetts Digest 1869-1879, 1881. Fire Insurance Cases, 1872. Farm Law, 1880.
Born April 6, 1824