U.S. Congressman. He was successful in financial endeavors as a director and president of numerous banks, railroads, telegraph and trust companies in New York City. He was a delegate to the Whig National Convention at Baltimore in 1852 and vice president of the first Republican State convention of New York, in 1854. In 1863, he was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-eighth Congress, serving until 1865. Not a candidate for re-nomination, he was appointed Comptroller of the Currency, serving (1865-67). He was again elected to the Forty-second and Forty-third Congresses, serving (1871-75). After his term, he resumed his former business pursuits until his death at age 78.
Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith