Studied zoology under Louis Agassiz at Lawrence Scientific School, joined Agassiz’ scientific expedition in Florida, 1855-1858. Elected as original member Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard, 1859. Collected scientific data on the ophiuridae in Europe, 1861-1863.
Served under General Meade in Civil War, 1863-1865. Chairman Fisheries communications of Massachusetts, 1866. President American Fish Cultural Association, 1884.
Overseer Harvard, 1868. Member American Academy Arts and Sciences, member United States House of Representatives from Mass, 48th Congress, 1883-1885.
Born August 23, 1833