1784 - Born on the 24th of April at Stafford County, Virginia, USA.
Educated at home, and attended the College of New Jersey for one year.
1808 - He was admitted to the bar.
1809 - Elected to the Virginia House of Delegates.
1812 - Became a member of the advisory Virginia Privy Council.
1818 - He was elected Lieutenant Governor.
1836 - President Andrew Jackson appointed him to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.
1841-1860 - Served as Supreme Court justice.
1860 - He died on 31st of May at Richmond, Virginia, USA.
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