American lawyer and statesman in Maryland. He served in the judge in Maryland state courts from 1812 to 1817 and the U.S. District Court for Maryland from 1819 to 1824. In 1817 President Monroe sent him on a special diplomatic mission traveling through South America.
Chancellor of Md., d. at Annapolis in the 70th yr. of his age. A native of Va., became a citizen before 1817; selected by the President of the U.S. to be one of the commissioners to the U.S., on his return he was appointed District Judge of the U.S. & in 1824 Chancellor of Md.
Federal Judicial Service: U. S. District Court, District of Maryland
Received a recess appointment from James Monroe on November 23, 1819, to a seat vacated by James Houston; nominated on January 3, 1820; Confirmed by the Senate on January 5, 1820, and received commission on January 5, 1820. Service terminated on August 16, 1824, due to resignation.
Private practice, Danville, Virginia, 1798
Private practice, Kentucky, 1799-1800
Private practice, Baltimore, Maryland, 1800-
Member, Maryland House of Delegates, 1809
Secretary, Committee of Public Safety, City of Baltimore, Maryland, 1812-
Associate Judge, 6th Judicial District, Maryland, 1812-1817
Member, Diplomatic Mission to South America, appointed by President Monroe, 1817
Chancellor, State of Maryland, 1824-1846