US Congressman. He graduated from Middlebury College, Vermont, in 1843, was a teacher of languages in the Castleton Seminary, Vermont and a tutor in Middlebury College. He attended the Dane Law School of Harvard University, was admitted to the bar in 1847 and commenced to practice law in Oswego, New York. He was a member of the Oswego Board of Education (1853-56) a member of the board of supervisors of Oswego County (1854-55) and prosecuting attorney of Oswego County,(1857-60). He was judge of Oswego County, (1860-64) and was appointed by Governor Morgan commissioner to superintend the draft for Oswego County, (1862-63). In 1867, he was elected as a Republican to the Fortieth and Forty-first Congresses, serving until 1871. After his term, he was again a member of the Oswego Board of Education (1879-80), then was appointed associate justice of the supreme court of New York in 1881 and served until the expiration of his term by age limit.
Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith