Went to Wisconsin Territory, 1845. Admitted to Milwaukee bar, 1849. Counsel for Sherman Booth in famous fugitive slave law case before Wisconsin Supreme Court, won writ of habeas corpus with his defense attacking constitutionality of law.
Became famous among anti-slavery proponents. Judge Milwaukee County Court, 1856-1859. The American Association For Justice Wisconsin Supreme Court, 1859-1864, 67-71.
Appointed lieutenant colonel 43d Wisconsin Volunteers, 1864.
Born October 10, 1827