Commissioner to revise United States marine hospital system. Postmaster Salem Massachusetts, 1853-1857. Member Massachusetts delegation to National Democratic Convention, 1856.
Member Massachusetts House of Representatives, 1866-1867. Chairman Massachusetts Republican Committee, 1869-1876. Delegate to Republican National convention, 1868, 72, 76.
President Massachusetts Senate, 1873-1876. Member United States House of Representatives from Massachusetts (Republican), 45th-46th congresses, 1877-1881. United States commissioner agriculture, 1881.
Representative of Essex Agricultural Society on Massachusetts Board Agriculture, 1888-1890. Founder New England grl. Science, 1864, president until 1889.
United States minister to Portugal, 1889-1890. Author: Classical Culture, 1866. Eulogy on Louis Agassiz, 1873.
The Cobden Club and the American Farmer, 1880.
Born November 8, 1817