U.S. Congressman. He was successful in various business venues and justice of the peace for Woodbury, New Jersey (1803, 08, 13, 16, 20). He was also chairman of the township committee, judge of the court of common pleas of Gloucester County (1806-17), a member of the board of freeholders, (1812-15, 19-21) and a member of the New Jersey State Senate, (1817-18). In 1821, he was elected as a Republican to the Seventeenth Congress and reelected as a Adams-Clay Republican to the Eighteenth Congress, serving until 1825. Not a candidate for re-nomination, he resumed his business interests until his death.
Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith