1861 – Born on November 9th in Warrenton, North Carolina. American Confederate Democratic politician.
1833 – He studied law, admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Jackson, Northampton County, North Carolina.
1842 – He was a member of the State house of commons.
– He became the prosecuting attorney for Northampton County.
1855 – Elected as the Governor of North Carolina.
1859 – Elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate.
1861 – He was expelled from the Senate for support of the rebellion.
– Appointed Attorney General of the Confederate States on November 21st.
1872 – Died on January 21st in Raleigh, North Carolina.