1809 – Born on the 25th of November in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
1825 – He graduated at University of Pennsylvania.
1843 – Served as U.S Consul in Belgium.
– Became a Republican and supported the Union cause in the Civil War.
1869 – Served as Secretary of the Navy in the Grant administration.
1880 – Died on 5th of February, aged 70 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.