He graduated from Yale College in 1833 and was a member of Skull and Bones.
After studying Law with Honorary West. L. Stores in Middletown, Connecticut, he removed to Cleveland, Ohio, in 1835, where he was for several years editor of the Cleveland Herald. He afterward resided in Ravenna, Ohio and had charge of the Ohio Star.
In 1847 and 1848 he represented the counties of Summit and Portage in the Ohio State Legislature—and in 1848 removed to Cincinnati, where he remained eight years, and was associated with Honorary
Henry Starr in the practice of Law. Then he removed to Akron, Ohio, and took the editorship of the Beacon, which he retained for a number of years.
In the autumn of 1861 he went to Saint Louis, and became one of the editors of the Missouri Democrat. His strength was unequal to his arduous labors, and he fell a victim to disease.
He died in Saint Louis, Mo, September
25, 1862, aged 52 years. This article incorporates public domain material from the Yale Obituary Record.