US Congressman. After attending St. John's College in Annapolis, he studied law, passed the bar, and began practicing in Maryland. He served as a major in the Maryland militia during the War of 1812. In 1824 he was elected as an Adams Democrat to Congress from Maryland, and served three terms, from 1825 to 1831. He later served as judge of the fifth circuit court of Maryland until his death in 1848.
Bio by: Garver Graver