Admitted to Connecticut bar, 1840. Tutor Yale, 1840-1841. Judge New York City Superior Court, 1857.
Member Union Defense Committee. Assistant United States district attorney in prosecution of John H. Surrat for complicity in assasination of Abraham Lincoln, 1867. United States district attorney, 1869-1870.
United States minister to Great Britain, 1876-1877. Member of New York Constitutional Convention, 1867-1868. Member Committee of 70, to help free New York City from “Tweed Ring”, 1870.
Born March 4, 1817