U.S. Congressman. Successful in mercantile pursuits, he was a member of the board of managers of Mifflin Bridge Company Pennsylvania, in 1828. He was Sheriff of Juniata County, (1831-34), a member of the first town council of Mifflintown, Pennsylvania, in 1833 and treasurer of Juniata County, in 1837. In 1841, he was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-seventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of William S. Ramsey, serving until 1843. After leaving Congress, he engaged in agricultural pursuits and milling until his death at age 56.
Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith