Admitted to Rhode Island bar, 1840. Secretary Rhode Island “Landholder’s Convention,” 1841, Rhode Island Constitutional Convention, 1842, Rhode Island, Gov’s Council, 1842. Member United States House of Representatives from Rhode Island, 38th-41st congresses, 1863-1871.
Initiated competitive examinations for admission to the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York. A prosecuting attorney in Credit Mobilier investigation.
Born November 2, 1818