1862 – Born on the 18th of May in Washington, North Carolina, U.S.A.
1885 – Studied law at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
1887 – Served as a North Carolina’s state printer.
1888 – Married Addie Worth Bagley.
1893 – Became chief clerk of the Federal United States Department of the Interior.
1912 – Appointed by President Thomas Woodrow Wilson (28th President of the United States) as aSecretary of the Navy.
1941 – President Franklin Roosevelt appointed him as (32nd President f the United States) as a Unite States Ambassador to Mexico.
1948 – He died on the 15th of January in Raleigh, North Carolina.