U.S. Congressman. Born in New Kent County, Virginia, he was educated at the College of William and Mary, was a member of the Virginia State House of Delegates, (1787-89) and served in the Virginia State Senate, (1794-1805). In 1805, he was elected as a Republican to the Ninth Congress and to the next three succeeding Congresses, serving until 1813. He was again elected as a Republican to the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Congresses, serving (1815-1819) and after his term, served again as a member of the Virginia State House of Delegates, (1819-21). He was again elected as a Republican to the Seventeenth Congress, as a Crawford Republican to the Eighteenth Congress, as a Jacksonian to the Nineteenth and Twentieth Congresses, serving (1821-29). He died in retirement at age 76 in New Kent County, Virginia.
Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith