1834 – Born on the 27th of August in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States.
1854 – He graduated from the Harvard Law School.
1856 – He was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in New Orleans.
1872 – He was a member of the United States house of representatives.
1873 – He was elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate.
1874 – He was member of the Louisiana Senate.
1877 – He served as a professor of civil law at the Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.A.
1885 – He again elected to the United States Senate.
1891 – He practiced law in Washington, D.C., United States.
1893 – He served as a Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to France.
1899 – He died on the 9th of September in Newport, Rhode Island, United States.