US Congressman. He immigrated to America in 1849, pursued a law degree and commenced private practice in Chicago in 1859. He became editor in chief and principal proprietor of the Illinois Staats-Zeitung and a member of the State house of representatives in 1862. A delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1864, he was appointed United States consul at Dresden and served from 1872 to 1876. In 1877, he was elected as a Republican to the Forty-fifth Congress serving until 1879. Unsuccessful candidate for re-nomination, he engaged in literary pursuits until his death.
Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith