Taught language College of New Jersey, circa 1841-1843. Tutor in family of Judge Isaac S. Pennybacker, Staunton, Virginia, 1843. Admitted to Virginia bar, 1844, New Jersey bar, 1845.
Became partner (with Charles E. Elmer) in law firm, assisted in publication of Elmer’s Digest, a compendium of a Digest of the Laws of New Jersey. Member New Jersey Assembly, 1849-1850. Member United States House of Representatives from New Jersey, 36th-37th congresses, 1859-1863.
Appointed United States judge for District New Jersey, 1870. Trustee Princeton Theological Seminary, 1883-1889.
Born August 31, 1820