U.S. Congressman. He attended Kenyon College, studied law, was admitted to the bar about 1842 and commenced to practice law in Dayton, Ohio. He served as postmaster of Dayton, (1845-49), relocated to San Francisco, California, in late1849 and practiced law. He was a member of the California State Assembly, (1850-52) and elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-second Congress, serving (1851-53). An unsuccessful candidate for re-nomination, he was appointed judge of the ninth judicial district, serving (1853-57) and practiced law. Moving to Virginia City, Nevada, in 1860, he continued the practice of law and also practiced before the Mexican Claims Commission on the east coast until his death.
Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith