Admitted to Ohio bar, 1839. Owner Des Moines Valley Whig (Iowa), 1845. Established daily Whig, Keokuk, Iowa, 1854, renamed Gate City, 1855.
Delegate to 1st Republican National Convention, 1856. Member United States Senate from Iowa (filled vacancy), January 18, 1870-1871. Appointed to Court of Southern Claims, 1871-1880.
Born July 4, 1816