1851 – Born on December 20th in Jefferson, Ashtabula County, Ohio. American politician.
1872 – He graduated from Oberlin (Ohio) College.
1875 – He studied law, admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Cleveland, Ohio.
1892- He declined to be a candidate for the Republican nomination to Congress.
1895 – Elected to the Fifty-fourth and to the seven succeeding Congresses.
1904 – He was a chosen a member of the American group of the Interparliamentary Union.
1907 – Appointed by President Theodore Roosevelt as chairman of the Inland Waterways Commission.
1908 – Chairman of the National Waterways Commission.
1909 – Elected United States Senator.
1921 – Elected as a Republican to the Sixty-seventh and to the three succeeding Congresses.
1922 – Appointed by President Warren Harding as a member of the World War Debt Funding Commission.
1925 – He was the chairman of the United States delegation to the conference for the control of international traffic in arms at Geneva, Switzerland.
1928 – Elected as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Frank B. Willis.
1929 – Died on October 28th in Washington, D.C.