Nov. 22, 1814 Watertown Jefferson County New York, USA
Feb. 18, 1893 San Francisco San Francisco County California, USA
US Congressman. Elected to represent Iowa as an At-Large Delegate in the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1846 to 1847. Also served as a member of the Iowa Territorial Council from 1838 to 1846, Justice of the Iowa State Supreme Court from 1848 to 1849, Justice of the California State Supreme Court from 1849 to 1851, Chief Justice of the California State Supreme Court from 1848 to 1851, and California State Attorney General from 1852 to 1854.