1776 – Born on the 30th of October in Prince Edward County, Virginia.
1792 – Graduated from William and Mary College, Williamsburg, Virginia.
1798 – Studied law and was admitted to the bar and practiced law in Virginia and Lexington, Kentucky.
1806 – Moved to Kentucky he was elected to the Kentucky House of Representatives.
1808-1810 – Appointed a judge of the Kentucky Court of Appeals and became chief justice.
1810 – Once again he was elected as Representative from Kentucky.
1811-1814 – He was elected to the United States Senate from Kentucky.
1816 – He moved to Frankfort, Kentucky.
1817 – Served as Representative fro Kentucky for his third time.
1827 – Named Chief Justice of the Kentucky Court of Appeals.
1829-1835 – He was re-elected to the United States Senate.
1835 – Served as a Jacksonian Democrat.
– Served as chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Post Office and Post Roads.
1835-1844 – Became chancellor of the Louisville Chancery Court.
1844-1845 – He became President John Tyler’s fourth United States Secretary of the Treasury.
1859 – He died on 14th of April in Georgetown, Washington D.C.