1854 – Born on the 1st of January in Natchez, Mississippi, U.S.A.
1870 – He worked as a Clerk in a general merchandise store in Natchez.
1876 – He graduated college at Washington and Lee University.
1880 – He was a member of the Oregon House of Representatives.
1884 – He served as a District Attorney for the third Judicial District in Oregon.
1891 – He was appointed as Attorney General of Oregon.
1902 – He was elected Governor of Oregon.
1906 – He was re-elected Governor of Oregon.
1908 – He was elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate.
1914 – He was re-elected to the United States Senate.
1920 – He was an unsuccessful candidate for re-election to the Unite States Senate.
1921 – He was a member of the United States Shipping Board.
1928 – He died on the 9th of July.