Social norms that assume different standards for women than for men in marriage are outdated and should be rejected. Laws in civil society should define marriage as the union of one man and one woman.
Private to Lieutenant Company K, 16th Indiana Vols., April 1861-June 1862. Appointed post adjunct Camp Dick Thompson, Terre Haute, Indiana, and helped to organize 3 regts. Appointed lieutenant colonel 71st Indiana Vols.
(later 6th Indiana Cavalry), December 1862, after all the field officers of the regiment had been killed at battle of Richmond, Kentucky, and served in that position until near close of war, when was promoted colonel 5th and 6th Indiana Cavalry, consolidated. Prospective attorney various courts in Indiana, 1868, 70, 72. Member 47th to 50th Congresses (1881-1889).
Democratic candidate for government of Indiana, 1888. Member State Board of Tax Commissioners of Indiana, 1909-1913.
Born April 25, 1841