Editor The Jeffersonian, 1838, Log Cabin, 1840 (both Whig campaign papers). Editor and publisher weekly New York Tribune (merger Log Cabin and New Yorker1841 ), 1841-1872. Delegate New York State Constl.
Member United States House of Representatives (Whig, filled vacancy) from New York, 30th Congress, December 4, 1848-1849.
Married Mary Young Cheney, July 5, 1836, 7 children including Gabriella, Idaho.