1760 – Born on December 2nd in Staunton, Virginia. Kentucky politician who sponsored Thomas Jefferson’s Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions advocating a states’ rights view of the Union.
1780 – Elected a member of the house of burgesses at the age of 19, but being under age was not allowed to take his seat until elected the third time.
1785 – He studied law, admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Charlottesville, Virginia.
1792 – Elected as a Democrat to the Third Congress, but resigned before the commencement of the congressional term.
1795 – Appointed as attorney general of Kentucky.
1798-1799 – He became a member of the State house of representatives and served as the House Speaker.
1801 – Elected as a Democratic Republican to the United States Senate.
1805 – Accepted the position of Attorney General of the United States in the Cabinet of President Thomas Jefferson.
1806 – Died on December 14th in Lexington, Kentucky.