US Congressman, US Senator, Presidential Cabinet Secretary, US Diplomat. He was elected to represent Tennessee as an At-Large Delegate to the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1803 to 1809. In 1804 he was one of the House managers who conducted impeachment proceedings against United States Supreme Court Justice Samuel Chase. Elected as a Senator from Tennessee to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Senator Jenkin Whiteside, serving from 1811 to 1814, when he resigned to accept the appointment of Secretary of the Treasury in the Administration of President James Madison. Served in that office from February 1814 to October of that year, resigning due to ill health. Re-elected as a Senator from Tennessee, serving his second term in the United States Senate from 1815 until his resignation in 1818. Appointed by President James Monroe as United States Minister to Russia, serving from 1818 to 1820.
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