U.S. Congressman. He graduated from Williams College, in 1803, studied law, was admitted to the bar and commenced to practice law in Petersham, Massachusetts. He was a member of the, Massachusetts State Senate, (1819-21), plus editor of the first seventeen volumes of Massachusetts Reports and of a digest of six volumes of Pickering’s Reports. In 1821, he was elected as a Federalist to the Seventeenth Congress, serving until 1823. After his term, he moved to Illinois, practiced law, was appointed clerk of the circuit court of Peoria County, in 1835 and served until his death at age 53.
Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith