1769 – Born in Scotland, on the 9th of February. American politician.
– Representative and a Senator from Tennessee.
1772 – He immigrated to North Carolina with his parents.
1794 – Graduated from the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) and began studying law.
– Admitted to the bar in North Carolina and began practicing in Knoxville, Tennessee.
1803 – Elected the Congressman at-large from Tennessee.
– During the 10th Congress he was the chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means.
1804 – One of the managers appointed to conduct the impeachment hearings for John Pickering.
– Conducted the impeachment hearings against Samuel Chase, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.
1809 – He left Congress and became a state Supreme Court judge.
1811 – Served as a United States Senator from Tennessee.
1814 – Became the Secretary of the Treasury.
1815 – Once again he became the United States Senator from Tennessee.
1818-1821 – Resigned on 20th of April to accept appointment as ambassador to Russia.
1831 – Member of the French Spoliation Claims Commission.
1848 – He died on 17th of February and was buried at Nashville City Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee.
– Campbell County, Tennessee, is named in his honor.