U.S. Congressman. A successful dealer in the hardware business, he was a member of the Vermont House of Representatives, in 1837. Moving to New York City, in 1838, he continued to work in the hardware business. In 1849, he was elected as a Whig to the Thirty-first and Thirty-second Congresses, serving until 1853 and was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-sixth Congress, serving (1859-61). Declining to be a candidate for re-nomination, he left politics and lived in retirement until his death at age 64.
Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith