US Congressman, US Senator. Elected to represent Delaware as an At-Large Delegate to the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1797 to 1803. Appointed by the Delaware General Assembly as a Senator to the United States Senate to fill a vacancy and served from 1804 to 1805, when he was elected outright for the seat. Served from 1805 to 1813. After leaving the Senate he was appointed by President James Madison as a member of the commission to negotiate peace with Great Britain in 1813. He was also active in the signing of the treaty of Ghent in 1814.
Bio by: Russ Pickett