Educated Newburgh Academy and Mount Retirement Seminary, Deckertown, New Jersey. Law course in Albany Law School.
Served 3 years in army of Potomac before 21 years of age. Entered as private and promoted to major and brevetted colonel. Recd. bvts. as major, lieutenant colonel and colonel for “gallant and meritorious services”.
Awarded Congressional Medal of Honor. Admitted to bar; member of New York Const. Convention, 1894; justice Supreme Court of the New York, January 1, 1896-December 31, 1909.
Served 3 years in army of Potomac before 21 years of age.
Married Kate W. Richmond, June 25, 1868.