U.S. Congressman. He graduated from Yale College in 1818, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1821 and commenced to practice law in Cooperstown, New York, in 1822. He was treasurer of Monroe County, (1829-30) and elected as an Anti-Masonic candidate to the Twenty-second and Twenty-third Congresses, serving (1831-35). After leaving Congress, he resumed the practice of law, was city attorney of Rochester, New York, in 1838 and vice chancellor of the eighth judicial district of New York, (1839-47). In addition, he was a justice of the New York State Supreme Court, (1847-48) and a professor of law at Genesee College from 1850, until his death.
Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
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