Admitted to New York bar, 1854. United States district attorney for Northern New York, 1867-1871. Member Liberal Republican Convention, Cincinnati, 1872.
Lieutenant governor New York, 1874-1880. Practiced law, New York City, 1879-1885. Member United States House of Representatives from New York, 48th Congress, 1883-1885, member joint commission to arrange celebration upon completion Washington Monument.
United States district attorney for Southern New York, 1885. Editor New York Star, 1885. A founder Buffalo (New York) History Society, Buffalo Academy Fine Arts.
Born February 5, 1832