1818 – Born on the 6th of February in Boston, Massachusetts, United States.
1837 – He graduated in Yale Collage, New Heaven, Connecticut, United States.
1841 – He was admitted to the bar in New York, United States.
1843 – He married Helen Minerva Bingham Wardner.
1849 – He was appointed as a assistant United States district attorney.
1860 – He served as a chairman of the New York delegation to the Republican National Convention.
1861 – He was an unsuccessful candidate for the United States Senate from New York.
1867 – He was a member of the State constitutional convention.
1868 – He served as a chief counsel for President Andrew Johnson during the impeachment trial.
1869 – He served as a Johnson’s Attorney General of the United States.
1872 – He was counsel for the United States before the tribunal of arbitration on the Alabama claims at
1881 – He was a delegate to the International Monetary Conference at Paris, France.
1885 – He served as a United States Senator from New York.
1887 – He served as a chairman of the United States Senate Committee on the Library.
1891 – He retired from public life due to ill health.
1901 – He died on the 28th of February in New York City, New York, United States.