Practiced medicine, 1841-1853. Member Kentucky House of Representatives, 1850,51-53. Commissioner Custom House, Louisville, Kentucky, 1853-1857.
President South Western Telegraph Company. 1st to conceive idea of nat. consolidation of telegraph companies, formed North America Telegraph Company (formed basis of Western Union). Vice president Western Union, 1866-1878, president, 1878-1893.
Member Kentucky House of Representatives from Louisville, 1867. President Louisville, Cincinnati & Lexington Railway, 1870-1873. Author: The Government and the Telegraph.
Born April 17, 1818
Died February 12, 1893