He was born in Painted Post (Steuben County), New York. He was postmaster and later town clerk of Bath, New York, then a member of the state assembly in 1841. He was elected as a Democrat to the 28th Congress (March 4, 1843 – March 3, 1845), and was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention at Charleston, South Carolina, in 1860.
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- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
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