Feb. 10, 1806 Cynthiana Harrison County Kentucky, USA
Aug. 10, 1881 Quincy Adams County Illinois, USA
US Senator, Presidential Cabinet Secretary. Served in the Illinois Militia during the Black Hawk War. Elected as a Senator from Illinois to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Senator Stephen Douglas, serving from 1861 to 1863. Appointed United States Secretary of the Interior by President Andrew Johnson, serving from 1866 to 1869.