Civil engineer with Michigan Central R.R., 1848-1851. Admitted to Michigan bar, 1853. Provost marshall (with rank of captain) of Michigan, 1862-1864.
Elected to Board of Education, 1862. Founder Michigan Car Company (made railroad cars for Union Army), 1863, president, 1863-1880. Organized (with James McMillin) Detroit, Mackinac and Marquette R.R., 1878.
Member United States House of Representatives from Michigan, 46th Congress, 1879-1881.
Born November 18, 1826
Died January 2, 1887